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PITTSBURGH -- ESPN confirmed that ESPN Radio 1250 talk show host Mark Madden has been "permanently removed" from the air.

The decision came five days after Madden made this comment on the air during his show:

"I'm very disappointed to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Sen. Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated."


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Madden also said this: "I wonder if Ted got a card from the Kopechnes."

After making the comments, he originally was just made to apologize on the air by the station manager, and that was the end of it.

But then a sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (who absolutely did not like Mark Madden and had in the past written several very negative articles about Madden and his sports radio show) came out with this column that got the ball rolling on Madden's firing: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08144/884238-194.stm

I think it's been within a two year period that he's been fired from:

#1. Panel member on a local nightly sports talk show on UPN.
#2. Column writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
#3. Panel member on a weekly television sports talk show on WTAE ABC.
#4. Sports radio talk show on Pittsburgh's ESPN1250 radio.

I admit I was a fan of his and enjoyed watching/reading/listening to all of his previous stints.

Mark Madden was a man in Pittsburgh where the people here either liked him or absolutely hated him. There was never an in-between when it came to him.

(edited by Kevintripod on 28.5.08 0944)


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Well, after his WCW stint, I'd say he should never be hired anywhere, but that's just my personal bias. What a tool.
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He can't even keep a job in Pittsburgh now? He might as well eat a bullet then.
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I'm sure he's spinning to someone, somewhere, as the hottest he's ever been and guaranteed big numbers if they put him on their air.

Radio people don't die, they just end up lower power stations.



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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I'm sure he's spinning to someone, somewhere, as the hottest he's ever been and guaranteed big numbers if they put him on their air.

    Radio people don't die, they just end up lower power stations.


Like the Greaseman, who now operates out of his home studio.



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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Radio people don't die, they just end up lower power stations.


That's how he went from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to Beaver County Times.
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I'm sure he's spinning to someone, somewhere, as the hottest he's ever been and guaranteed big numbers if they put him on their air.

    Radio people don't die, they just end up lower power stations.


Or run their own internet shows from home.



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    Originally posted by Jackson
    He can't even keep a job in Pittsburgh now? He might as well eat a bullet then.


I always hoped Madden would live long enough to die from an inoperable brain tumor.

sorry.



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