Comcast Suspends Advertising On WEEI After Recent Host Comments
At least two organizations, including Comcast, have "suspended advertising" on Boston-based WEEI-FM following "racially insensitive comments" from host Christian Fauria over the weekend, according to Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. Comcast and the City of Boston Credit Union have "pulled their campaigns, effectively immediately." Credit Union President Dan Waltz said this incident, as well as others recently involving station hosts, have "made it clear that the culture of the station is not reflective of our values of inclusion, acceptance and mutual respect." The credit union has been advertising with WEEI since '13. WEEI, whose hosts are "known for their shock-jock style, has over the years ticked off advertisers" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/13).