Clear Channel talk WTAM/1100 afternoon driver Mike Trivisonno says he's giving up his "Triv TV" segment on Raycom Media CBS affiliate WOIO/19's "19 Action News" this week. Cleveland Plain Dealer media columnist Julie Washington has more on the PD's Entertainment Blog.
In the item, Washington says Triv blames the current broadcast climate, particularly the well-publicized trouble former Cleveland radio star Don Imus brought upon himself recently with rather poorly chosen words.
Triv made the announcement on today's "Triv TV" segment with "Action News" co-anchor Sharon Reed, saying he "didn't need another venue" to be careful about his wording.
Yes, we're skeptical, but for now we'll have to take the WTAM talker and frequent eater at his word.
For the record, we've never seen a moment of "Triv TV", and for that matter, we haven't heard a full 10 minutes of his radio show in roughly three months...