News: Charlamagne Tha God Fired From Morning Radio Show, "They Want To Move In A Different Direction"
Monday, Nov 2, 2009 1:00PM
Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God has announced being fired from Philadelphia radio station 100.3 The Beat days after his revealing interview with Beanie Sigel.
Charlamagne made the announcement via his Twitter page Monday (November 2) morning.
" I just got fired from 100.3 The Beat in Philly. Salute to Philly I hope you all enjoyed me the past 6 months," he wrote. " RT @lilduval: to everyone excited bout @cthagod getting fired. it dont matter we on TV wit "hood state of the union" see how GOD work. lmao #cthagodgotfired for being the glitch in the matrix. #cthagodgotfired cause 100.3 The Beat said they want to move in a different direction. God bless them. Thanks for the past 6 months. RT @fuzeb: So @cthagod got fired after the hov interview...reminds me of when Puff got Wendy fired for callin him gay #cthagodgotfired and if its any sympathy p*ssy out there for me I'll take it!" (Charlamagne Tha God's Twitter)
Radio One executive Elroy Smith previously confirmed the decision to bring in Charlamagne to the Philly airwaves last April.
"Doing an all-music morning show with mixer Bent Roc garnered some of the highest ratings that we've seen in the last year for our morning show on the Beat," Smith said in an interview. "We are presently No. 1 with women 18-34 without doing a traditional morning show. Charlamagne will be brought on board to accent the current success of the 'Morning Beat.' His commanding personality along with his Internet savvy and his desire to be local will only propel this show to a higher plane." (Radio & Records)
Charlamagne also released a statement regarding his reaction to the move.
"Commanding my own morning show in a major market has been one of my dreams," he said, "and this opportunity that has been presented to me just reinforces in my mind that I am walking the path that God wants me to walk." (Statement)
He was previously let go from his slot alongside Wendy Williams on her popular "The Wendy Williams Experience" radio show last November.
"They say unemployment has surges higher now than it has in the last 25 years, shoppers have turned frugal, the economy is sinking," Wendy said during the announcement of losing a portion of her staff. "The credit problem, financial stresses and everybody is suffering, me, you and everybody. I just want to be honest with you all as honest as I possibly can be....This is not the end of the changes that are happening here." ("The Wendy Williams Experience")
No further details have been revealed as of now.