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WILMINGTON — The Big Talker FM announced today it has fired talk show host Curtis Wright. Paul Knight, Vice President and General Manager for Sea-Com, Inc., which owns the radio station, announced Wright’s termination in a news release.

When reached by phone, Knight would not say what led to Wright’s dismissal, except to say it was “absolutely not” related to a lawsuit filed against Wright and Sea-Com last year by Tom Fetzer, now head of the state Republican Party.

“This was a decision we had to ponder for several months, and one we had to bring to a logical conclusion today,” Wright told WWAY.

Wright has developed a devoted following for his politically conservative show “The Morning Beat,” which he has hosted for more than three years, according to Knight. The show also created a good bit of controversy. Perhaps most notable was the slander lawsuit filed by Fetzer after Wright forwarded an anonymous letter about Fetzer, who was trying to become head of the NCGOP, to Republican leaders. The two sides settled the lawsuit in October.

Knight said a replacement for Wright’s show would be named soon.

Tune in tonight to WWAY to hear what Wright has to say about his dismissal.

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82 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: Big Talker terminates controversial morning host"

2015 years 10 months ago

Liberals are a group of do as I say, not as I do. This may help explain the mental level of liberals…. Ted Kennedy was elected over & over & over.

2015 years 10 months ago

But Strom didn’t break the law. I don’t like what he stood for or how he thought but that was his right to do so. Teddy did break the law and plead guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury, he received a suspended sentence.

Michael Jerison
2015 years 10 months ago

I personally like the new guy. something fresh and he doesn’t sound like he’s ready to start a fight! Good call!

2015 years 10 months ago

Did anyone read his letter explaining his termination? I’m not the best speller, but hey Curtis have you ever heard of spell check? If I was releasing a letter to a major publication, I would make sure everything was correct. Maybe I should cut him slack because he could have thrown down a few drinks with his current situation. Talking about drinking If he was still on the air I could have started a new drinking game. The rules of the game would be you would take a shot everytime Curtis said Obama and communist in the same sentence. Most likely you would be drunk in five minutes.

2015 years 10 months ago

…is enough to make is enough to make anyone slam 10 shots!


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