Radio Host Sues The Lizard

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techrtr wrote: Nov 23rd, 2021, 6:28 pm I didn't realize that DJs were given roles. Maybe that explains those two dip$%^@ on the morning shift at 103.1 The Beach. The chances of two equally annoying people ending up at the same station seems unlikely - they must have been told to act like complete idiots.
Of course many of them are characters. Radio is just another form of entertainment media. The level of entertainment is, of course, debatable but I promise you it doesn't say Big Ginger on his driver's license.
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Speaking of radio host characters..........Brother Jake who left the radio business in Vancouver in 2018 had a great "sideline" doing "The Champ". When Bro Jake was in Winnipeg in the early 80's he took the character of The Champ from the comedy team of Maclean and Maclean based out of Winnipeg.

.........man, are there some great stories about radio characters created out of Winnipeg back in the 70's, 80's and 90's.........PRICELESS!
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I said "Pardon?"...
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Even Steven wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 9:25 am I said "Pardon?"...
........well.......I "SNAPPED"........I "LOST IT".......


I still Google "The Champ" from time to time........the "wife's big red snapper" was one of the best.
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Of course many of them are characters. Radio is just another form of entertainment media.
That would also mean then that some are obviously just actors playing a role. How is an employer, fellow employee or listener to know with 100% accuracy who's a good actor playing a character and who really is a character?

Every day the news is chalked full of celebrity actors making political and social commentaries about an endless array of topics. Are we to believe their sentiments are real or are they just "in character"?
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cv23 wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Of course many of them are characters. Radio is just another form of entertainment media.
That would also mean then that some are obviously just actors playing a role. How is an employer, fellow employee or listener to know with 100% accuracy who's a good actor playing a character and who really is a character?

Every day the news is chalked full of celebrity actors making political and social commentaries about an endless array of topics. Are we to believe their sentiments are real or are they just "in character"?
She says she made complaints to Johnston about the culture of the workplace, but added those complaints had fallen on deaf ears, stating Johnston supported, fostered and participated in the inappropriate workplace culture.

She cited several examples of what she terms misogynistic behaviour on behalf of staff members.

In one instance two years ago, while suffering with shingles, she states her manager publicly suggested she instead had gonorrhea. When confronted, she said the manager laughed and continued to make fun of her condition.
If someone doesn't tell you, as she did, you can always respectfully ask. Especially if they are are an on air media personality. And just treat people with respect in general is always smart. Stop excusing *bleep* behaviour.
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If someone doesn't tell you, as she did, you can always respectfully ask. Especially if they are are an on air media personality.
So we should never believe anything an on air personality tells us while on air because it is all BS (role playing) and such on air media personalities only tell the real truth while off air behind closed doors.

She kept right playing her role while supposedly being harassed and kept cashing her cheque every two weeks while supposedly being harassed and kept right on doing so for 30 years and only supposedly ever told her supervisor of the abuse. 30 years of abuse yet no corroboration from other employees, no reports made to the police, no reports to any government agency or to a lawyer and no mention of things to the media, oh that's right she is the media with the publics attention for several hours every single day. Only when she became a little long in the tooth for a youth orientated rock and roll radio station so approaching retirement does she speak up about supposed abuse. What gave her the sudden courage to speak up now after supposedly suffering three decades of such horrible abuse?
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cv23 wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 4:14 pm
If someone doesn't tell you, as she did, you can always respectfully ask. Especially if they are are an on air media personality.
So we should never believe anything an on air personality tells us while on air because it is all BS (role playing) and such on air media personalities only tell the real truth while off air behind closed doors.

She kept right playing her role while supposedly being harassed and kept cashing her cheque every two weeks while supposedly being harassed and kept right on doing so for 30 years and only supposedly ever told her supervisor of the abuse. 30 years of abuse yet no corroboration from other employees, no reports made to the police, no reports to any government agency or to a lawyer and no mention of things to the media, oh that's right she is the media with the publics attention for several hours every single day. Only when she became a little long in the tooth for a youth orientated rock and roll radio station so approaching retirement does she speak up about supposed abuse. What gave her the sudden courage to speak up now after supposedly suffering three decades of such horrible abuse?
No, you definitely should not believe them, they are literally called on air personalities. It's right in the name. NONE of them are the same person on and off the air. Well maybe I'll give Phil Johnson an exception but you never know. Heck, Rick Webber played a straight guy on TV for years but when I was his neighbour it was full on leather and earrings off screen.

She does not say she was harassed for 30 years. Why don't go read an article and brush up on the facts before commenting? Her character was around longer than her position with CKLZ, she has only been with that station for 7 years. Perhaps the previous 23 years were spent with colleagues who were smart enough to tell the difference between on air personality and actual human unlike most of you around here. She tells you what the issue is, you don't need to guess or project anything.

Stop victim blaming :swear: We are all entitled to work in places free from harassments of any sort. Even when playing sexy, fun characters in the media.
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Oh man, I banned myself. Damm.
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JLives wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 4:31 pm
cv23 wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 4:14 pm
So we should never believe anything an on air personality tells us while on air because it is all BS (role playing) and such on air media personalities only tell the real truth while off air behind closed doors.

She kept right playing her role while supposedly being harassed and kept cashing her cheque every two weeks while supposedly being harassed and kept right on doing so for 30 years and only supposedly ever told her supervisor of the abuse. 30 years of abuse yet no corroboration from other employees, no reports made to the police, no reports to any government agency or to a lawyer and no mention of things to the media, oh that's right she is the media with the publics attention for several hours every single day. Only when she became a little long in the tooth for a youth orientated rock and roll radio station so approaching retirement does she speak up about supposed abuse. What gave her the sudden courage to speak up now after supposedly suffering three decades of such horrible abuse?
No, you definitely should not believe them, they are literally called on air personalities. It's right in the name. NONE of them are the same person on and off the air. Well maybe I'll give Phil Johnson an exception but you never know. Heck, Rick Webber played a straight guy on TV for years but when I was his neighbour it was full on leather and earrings off screen.

She does not say she was harassed for 30 years. Why don't go read an article and brush up on the facts before commenting? Her character was around longer than her position with CKLZ, she has only been with that station for 7 years. Perhaps the previous 23 years were spent with colleagues who were smart enough to tell the difference between on air personality and actual human unlike most of you around here. She tells you what the issue is, you don't need to guess or project anything.

Stop victim blaming :swear: We are all entitled to work in places free from harassments of any sort. Even when playing sexy, fun characters in the media.
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Why not let the court decide whether the alleged events actually took place. Radio station could have been in fact be guilty of it, and she can also be a BSing drama queen looking for an easy payout .
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Even Steven wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 5:09 pm Why not let the court decide whether the alleged events actually took place. Radio station could have been in fact be guilty of it, and she can also be a BSing drama queen looking for an easy payout .
Of course. In the meantime bantering back and forth is entertaining and sharing opinions and views. Isn’t that what these forums are about. I think you’d agree wouldn’t you? :130:
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Stop victim blaming :swear:
Actually she's only a selfproclaimed victim as her allegations have yet to be even heard or proven in court.
We are all entitled to work in places free from harassments of any sort
This is true , so why is the law suit coming now and not on the very first occurrence? What is the time limit for a person to take this type of supposed abuse or the limit on occurrences of this supposed abuse taking place before the employee should take legal action?
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Paper trails. Logs with dates and times have to be kept and then submitted. Especially if the workplace management and hr aren't doing their jobs.

I'm still trying to figure out why it's okay for grown men to excuse bad behaviour. Are they too stupid, too arrogent, or allowed to act this way cause using their brains is just too hard. As usual it's nice and easy to blame the victim and don't go giving me examples of it happeining in the reversal. If one can't research the labour laws then the only one to blame is themselves.
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I love how people are saying her character meant it was ok to treat her this way. Does this mean if you wear a mini-skirt you are asking for it? The answer is "NO" to those who are confused. It's a workplace, your an adult, you have responsibility for what you say and what you do. Take responsibility for your actions and behaviours.

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