Matt Siegel, a popular Boston radio personality, returned to his Kiss 108 show on Thursday morning after threatening to leave the day before.
Siegel stepped off his morning programme, “Matty in the Morning,” on Wednesday when station management told him he couldn’t discuss about Demi Lovato’s admission that she is non-binary.
“I did say I was going to quit,” Siegel stated on Thursday’s show. “‘Please don’t,’ the business stated in an email to me. We are behind you and will not prevent you from saying what you want.’ So I said, ‘All right.'”
Siegel then joked that he was persuaded to stay at work because his accountant had lost all of his money and his wife had expressed an interest in a new Birkin bag.
The radio DJ told NBC10 Boston on Wednesday that he plans to stay with the station where he has worked for the past four decades. He claimed he’d return because he owed it to his team to do so, and he talked about it on his show on Thursday morning.
“I apologise for disappointing those of you who were looking forward to my departure, but I’m still here,” Siegel remarked on Thursday. “That’s all there is to it. It’s going to be fantastic, and I’m not going to say anything else about it.”
Management wants Siegel to be a lightweight show, he said Wednesday, and if he can’t talk about what he’s thinking about at this juncture in his career, he wants out.
He remarked on the radio Wednesday morning, “They pulled the plug on me and said you can’t talk about what you’re talking about.” “Again, I enjoy working with my boss… It’s not about you. It’s a professional approach.”
“So I’m going to terminate my part of the radio broadcast right now,” Siegel, 71, added. “I’m not sure… I just want to convey how much I appreciate my listeners. I adore you, and we’ve had a fantastic run together, but I believe it’s coming to an end.”
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