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Latest: 'Hot poker' conservative host loses radio show too

April 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

NEW YORK - The Latest on a Missouri TV host resigning after sending a threatening tweet about a survivor of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

A conservative commentator who resigned from a St. Louis TV station after sending a threatening tweet about a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting also is off the radio airwaves.

Entercom spokeswoman Esther-Mireya Tejeda said Tuesday that Jamie Allman's show on KFTK-FM has been taken off the air while the company "looks into the matter." Entercom has been operating KFTK-FM since last month. The station previously was owned by Emmis Communications.

The announcement came one day after Sinclair Broadcast Group said Allman's resignation has been accepted and that his show on KDNL-TV had been cancelled.

Businesses pulled advertising from Allman's shows after he tweeted last month he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault David Hogg. Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.

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11:40 a.m.

A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station.

Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman's resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.

Allman hasn't responded to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Businesses pulled advertising from Allman's shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg.

Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.

Allman was absent Monday from his show on KFTK-FM. An Emmis Communications spokeswoman said in an email that it closed last month on the sale of the station to Entercom. A spokeswoman for Entercom didn't immediately return a phone or email message.

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7:20 a.m.

A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station.

Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman's resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.

Allman hasn't responded to messages from the Associated Press seeking comment.

Businesses pulled advertising from Allman's shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg.

Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.

Allman was absent Monday from his show on KFTK-FM. The radio station's owner, Emmis Communications, hasn't responded to an email asking about Allman's status.

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