CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The firing of a radio announcer has prompted an online petition signed by more than 2,500 listeners.
Joee Adams was fired from the Charlottetown-based classic rock radio station Q93 on Jan. 18 after four years as the morning radio host.
“I didn’t ask people to start a petition, but it’s a nice thing to have,” said Adams. “The amount of people that have reached out to me, I have no words, and that’s coming from a guy who talks for a living.”
Q93 station manager Rick MacLeod said he could not comment on Adams’ termination because it was confidential.
Adams said he was fired because some of the things he has said on air could be considered “inappropriate”.
He said he had been warned by MBS multiple times throughout his tenure, including two months ago.
“It’s justifiable on their end,” said Adams. “At the end of the day, they did what they felt was best for them, for their frequency and for their radio station, and I’ll admit there was numerous times I was kind of addressed by superiors about the content of my show.”
Adams said it was a segment on Monday, Jan. 14 that may have been the last straw.
The segment was a recurring one called “The Q of the Day”, in which Adams would ask a question and listeners would respond on the station’s Facebook page.
That morning, the question was about things people shouldn’t do in public.
Adams said he named some of the examples from listeners such as “shaving your private parts at a PTA meeting” and “watching porn in a library.”
“Some people, I would imagine, found that content maybe inappropriate,” said Adams. “It was meant to be a fun thing that was meant to be taken as satire.”
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