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Popular Radio Host Launches Profanity-Laced Tirade On Air
Oklahoma City residents who listened to a metro-area radio station Monday morning were surprised to hear a popular disc jockey launch into an extended, profanity-laced tirade before she was forced off the air.
According to a police report, co-host Lisa Mirick, of "The Lisa and Ron Show," left her position at BOB 96.9 FM after an extended segment filled with cursing and criticisms of her colleagues and employer. In the report, an employee said that prior to the incident, Mirick went into the audio booth and said she was going to "unload on the world" and quit her job.
According to the report, Mirick allegedly threatened to stay in the studio until police arrived. However, police said Mirick had left the building on Monday morning before officers arrived at Citadel Communications' Oklahoma City broadcasting facility.
In the police report, two employees said Mirick appeared to be "intoxicated" at the time of the incident. Several police officers said they heard the tirade on the air as they drove to the station.
Sources close to the incident told Eyewitness News 5's Mark Opgrande on Monday that the morning-drive show was off the air for more than 20 minutes after the incident unfolded.
Citadel Communications officials have refused public comment about the incident. The future status of the show was not immediately clear on Monday evening.
Police said Mirick would not be charged with any crimes. Eyewitness News 5's attempts to contact her Monday afternoon were unsuccessful