Chuck Booms — the acerbic and homegrown half of the Kiley & Booms morning sports talk show on 92.3 The Fan — has been canned by the station.
Booms, a stand-up-comic who partnered with Kevin Kiley first on a national sports talk show and in recent years a relentlessly local one, acknowledged the news Thursday after rumors circulated on social media.
“I just want to thank all the great fans of the show, just like with being a stand-up comedian, they’re what matter to me the most and I am sad I won’t be able to be interacting with them any more,” Booms said. “I’m shocked and I am very sad and I am mostly sad for the fans of the show.”
Program director Andy Roth said “I can confirm we parted ways with Chuck. We wish him well and we will be announcing his replacement soon.”
He said Kiley, Booms’ on-air partner, would remain on the air.
Last year, Booms served a suspension for talking to this reporter in advance of a stand-up gig at the Improv. He riffed on Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, which he also often does on the air. The station gave him a day off without pay after the story appeared online.
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