There is certainly no shortage of news coming out of WEEI these days.
At about 5:45 this afternoon, Pete Sheppard posted the following Tweet:
Hey all, got something special for you at 6:15 on WEEI…
— Pete Sheppard (@PShep326) April 13, 2013
At the end of his shift, Sheppard then announced he was quitting the station, saying that he couldn’t do it anymore, he couldn’t stand working for the company anymore. He said that he was upset at how things had been going at the station over the last 18 months, and that it wasn’t Jason Wolfe’s fault, but those above him. (Jeff Brown in particular) He said they would not even take his calls, and that he is going out on his own terms – unlike the last time he left the station.
Sheppard assured listeners they would be hearing him again elsewhere in the near future.
Unlike past WEEI incidents (Mike Adams “locking” himself in the studio to get the job) this one was quite real.
I suspect Sheppard will not be the only person departing (of their own volition or not ) the station in the near future.