Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – An internal memo sent by WWL Radio parent company Entercom to station employees says that a homophobic tweet posted from the station’s official Twitter account “does not reflect WWL or the company’s values or standards of decency.”
The memo was sent out by Kevin Cassidy, the Senior Vice President and Market Manager at Entercom overseeing WWL Radio since November 2018. He also oversees WEZB-FM (B97), WKBU-FM(Bayou 95.7), WLMG-FM (Magic 101.9), and WWWL-AM (The New Hot 92.9 FM). The memo was sent to Big Easy Magazine by an anonymous source.
“Immediately after the incident, I spoke directly with Seth to express my outrage and apologized that he was on the receiving end of this tweet,” Cassidy states. “I also shared with him that I was personally disgusted by it. I want Seth and everyone to know that WWL, Entercom and I support him and we are thankful to have him on our team.”
Although there has been speculation across social media regarding who could have sent the tweet, Cassidy maintains that the company investigation is ongoing. However, the memo suggests that it was the result of an employee’s actions rather than an outside hack.
“The company takes this breach of policy and ethics seriously. At this time, we do not know the author, but are taking all possible steps to uncover his or her identity.”
You can view the full memo below.
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