Full Disclosure: I was a fan of Mike Missanelli in the 90s (his WIP years). He was actually the most sensible of the group of whacky hosts. Now, I don't know if that says more about me, or them.


Oh, the heated arguments that ensue over Nick Foles, Sun Devils, NBA moneylines... and Beavers. icon_question.gif

He never goes full F-bomb, but...

DeadspinAside from being homophobic, Missanelli's burns are desperately lacking in creativity. How many times can you go to the "you're a latent homosexual" well, man?

I counted four. Apparently that didn't stop the guy from arguing with him over e-mail... then spilling Missanelli's latent homophobic missives out to the blogosphere.


Inside RadioGreater Media has suspended Mike Missanelli from “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN, Philadelphia after the afternoon host called a listener a “latent homosexual freak” as part of a lengthy email spat....

The company hasn’t said when Missanelli will be back on the air. The emails were first published by the website Deadspin, with the listener’s name redacted. Here is the full text of Greater Media’s statement:

"We are aware of the email communications between Mike and one of his listeners. This individual has been harassing Mike by email for several years, which is cause for concern, and we are working with Mike to try to identify this person and stop the abuse. However, that does not excuse Mike’s conduct. The content of his emails is unacceptable and does not reflect our values as a company. Mike has been suspended and understands that future similar conduct will not be tolerated."