List of on-air resignations
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This is a list of on-air resignations. These are resignations in the public eye.
- November 1991 - Terry Durney becomes first radio presenter in Britain to resign live on-air. He presented the weekend request programme on BBC Radio Lancashire. He cited the reason as the station's new management team who were making the station a more "speech and sport" broadcaster.
- 8 August 1993 – Dave Lee Travis, BBC Radio 1 DJ resigned on-air, citing "There are changes being made at the station that go against my principles" in reference to Matthew Bannister's plans for the station.
- 2001 - Mal Meninga - his attempted political career lasted a mere 28 seconds. Becoming fazed in his first radio interview, he resigned as a candidate on-air shortly after the broadcast commenced.
- January, 2001 – Journalist Juan Gonzalez announced his resignation whilst co-hosting Democracy Now!, in protest over 'harassment and muzzling of free speech' from the Pacifica Radio Network.
- August, 2006 – Innetta Hinton, presenter on WBLX-FM, resigned on-air with the phrase "I quit this bitch."
- November, 2006 - Bob "The Blade" Robinson, presenter on WRDU, resigned on the air after Clear Channel Communications switched the format of the station he was on for 22 years from rock to country. He played "The Song Is Over" by The Who and then left after the song was cut off.
- 2007 – Opal Bonfante resigned from London Calling, citing creative differences with Radio London's new management.
- February, 2008 – Lucas Campbell, presenter of "Rock of Ages" on Chorley FM, resigned on-air after station chiefs decided to shift the show to a later slot.
- 9 February 2014 - Dublin, Ireland: 2FM Presenter and former station boss John Clarke quit his daytime Sunday show in dramatic fashion, telling listeners he was "reading the signs" and implying he was leaving the programme before he was forced out.
- 10 February 1960 – Jack Paar announced his resignation from The Tonight Show and walked off during mid-broadcast, after discovering NBC had censored a joke.
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- The cull of Radio 1 | BBC Radio
- Community Radio Report - June 2001
- American Rhetoric: Inetta the Moodsetta - On-Air Resignation from WBLX Radio in Mobile Alabama
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- McCully, Gordon (21 February 2008). "Chorley FM DJ quits on air". Chorley Citizen. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
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