S ometimes the Roundtable on WJOX is interesting radio. Wednesdayâ€™s one oâ€™clock hour provided great radio as David Neal and his lawyer appeared. The appearance didnâ€™t provide much more than what was discussed on Paul Finebaumâ€™s show, or the Birmingham News article. What was informative, was the heartfelt nature of Nealâ€™s appearance.
He set the record straight. He was fired for â€œinsubordinationâ€ for doing a cut-in at 2 a.m. without the approval of his supervisors. Something Neal had done many times before, and which didnâ€™t require prior authorization. Neal was also terminated for what appears to be his complaints over another Fox 6 personality who showed up allegedly inebriated at a Town Hall meeting.
Neal and his lawyer did not identify the personality. However, does the word performer have meaning? Perhaps that is a big clue? Perhaps it is not.
In the end, I believe Neal. Television management…all media management is scuzzy. They have an agenda. Unfortunately, this time a good guy got hurt. Iâ€™m not a Neal fan. Iâ€™ve always preferred James Spann. However, Iâ€™m a bigger Neal fan today than ever. Heâ€™s a good guy being smeared by a big company. Cheers to him for fighting!