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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A local radio host who not only talks about the headlines but makes them, too, is in the news once again. WAAV host Curtis Wright is being sued in small claims court by a man who claims Wright is cheating him out of more than $1,500.

Jim Rafferty of Market Shapers here in Wilmington claims Wright owes him for “professional services.” Market Shapers is a company dedicated to finding careers for executives, including a “represented search” and “contract negotiations.”

Wright, a conservative talk-show host, was fired from The Big Talker FM in March of last year after three years hosting “The Morning Beat.” Less than two months after being let go, Cumulus Broadcasting hired Wright to do a morning show on WAAV and WFNC

Rafferty filed the claim back in April, and the two went to court the same month. The judge ruled in favor of Rafferty and ordered Wright to pay him $1,550. Wright did not follow orders, and Rafferty had to go back to court to try and get his money.

As of today, Wright still has not given Rafferty the money. We spoke with Rafferty earlier today, but he did not wish to go on camera. We also tried contacting Wright, but have yet to hear a response.


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