Radio host fired for on-air joke about wishing for 'a nice school shooting'
DENVER, CO - A radio host has been fired for saying he'd like a "nice school shooting" to interrupt the "never-ending" presidential impeachment coverage.
Chuck Bonniwell, a radio host of the recently axed 'Chuck and Julie Show,' apologized on Twitter for his "inappropriate comment."
Bonniwell worked for a conservative, Colorado-based station called KNUS, which has since announced its decision to cancel the show "given the history of school violence that has plagued our community."
OFFICIAL STATEMENT:— 710 KNUS Denver (@710KNUS) December 19, 2019
Given the history of school violence that has plagued our community, 710 KNUS confirms that an inappropriate comment was made on the Chuck & Julie show by co-host Chuck Bonniwell. A programming decision was made to end the program immediately.
Bonniwell is accused of saying, "You know, you wish for a nice school shooting to interrupt the monopoly," while on air.
A comment to which his wife/co-host replied, "No, don't even say that! He didn't say that."
Bonniwell quickly attempted to clarify his comment, with, "No one would be hurt."
In a subsequent Twitter post, Bonniwell said, "I made an inappropriate comment meant as a joke. I'm sorry it was not received that way."
He later deleted the post.
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