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Doug Russell let go from WSSP-AM

In a tweet this afternoon, Doug Russell reported that the ax had fallen on him on sports/talk WSSP-AM (1250).

"Very, very dissappointed to announce that I have been let go at WSSP. To all of you that listened, THANK YOU! You all mean the world to me."

A couple hours ago, he had tweeted: "Terribly dissappointing day. More to announce later."

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Hckyboy00 | June 24, 2011 at 1:18 a.m. (report)

I don't think any part of SSP's business model can be described as 'fledgling' anymore. They have been around for longer than ESPN radio, has established on air personalities, as well as carrying local play by play from the Admirals and whatever arena football team we have now, and it's local shows aren't devolved into the Petros and Money type of screaming radio schtick.

Sparky has been in the business for over a decade, and the rest of the on air types are capable of looking past the state into nationwide sports topics. Outside of personal opinion on immaturity, i don't see how any of them apply to SSP.

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jesuspuncher | June 22, 2011 at 4:07 p.m. (report)

i said big show, but i meant pig unit. do not hire that hack wssp!

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LegallyBlonde | June 22, 2011 at 2:50 p.m. (report)

34046 I liked Doug a lot.

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sandstorm | June 22, 2011 at 1:02 p.m. (report)

yeah, sparky's the guy.
i'll turn on 1250 after a Brewer win and he'll usually be right in the middle of complaining about some at-bat, missed chance, or brewer error.
if you didn't know better you'd get the impression from Sparky the Brewer's lost.

again-i didn't know one voice from another on the morning show but they all seemed pretty competent.
one guy one morning claimed to have never heard Surrender by Cheap Trick, which is unbelievable, but since it wasn't sports related, no big deal.

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mistertony25 | June 22, 2011 at 11:19 a.m. (report)

Sandstorm...you're thinking of Steve "Sparky" Fifer. He was the producer on Homer's old show on WISN. He's an acquired taste.

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