LINDROS REPORTEDLY WIPS UP A SETTLEMENT WITH RADIO STATION
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).