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LINDROS REPORTEDLY WIPS UP A SETTLEMENT WITH RADIO STATION
Published March 25, 1998
Flyers C Eric Lindros will "receive an apology and money for a charity of his choice" from WIP-AM to settle a claim after one of WIP's talk-show hosts reported that Lindros missed a game last season because he was "hungover," according to Tim Panaccio of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Details of the settlement should be worked out by month's end, but those familiar with it said the station would "issue a written apology," Lindros would receive "financial compensation" from WIP which will go to charity, and WIP would "broadcast news of the settlement during its station breaks." In addition, the deal stipulates that the situation "will not be discussed" by on-air talent or by callers to the station. The Flyers and the Lindros family "have been pushing" CBS, WIP's parent company, to impose "strict guidelines" on WIP hosts as to what can be "reported as news and what they can discuss as rumor." Craig Carton, the talk-show host who made the claim, left WIP in July and declined to comment yesterday (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/25).