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AFTRA STICKING UP FOR BRUCE AFTER RADIO HOST'S FIRING BY KFI.

Byline: - Fred Shuster

A performers' union will file grievances against KFI-AM (640) on behalf of longtime host Tammy Bruce, whose contract with the talk station was not renewed after she made on-air remarks about Bill Cosby and his wife.

According to the terms of her KFI contract, Bruce cannot comment until it expires in November, said Kristen Harper, broadcast representative with the local chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

``They're attempting to silence her regarding her unjust suspension and termination,'' Harper said Wednesday.

AFTRA will detail its grievances in a press conference today at the union's Wilshire Boulevard offices. In addition, Bruce's own attorney is expected to respond to potential violations of her personal services contract.

KFI had no comment other than to confirm Bruce's contract was not renewed. She was suspended from her weeknight air shift on July 13.

The station said Wednesday it had replaced Bruce with ``The Tim and Neil Show,'' hosted by Tim Kelly and Neil Saavedra at 11 p.m. weeknights.

Bruce, former president of a local chapter of the National Organization for Women, worked at KFI for more than five years.
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Title Annotation:L.A. LIFE
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Sep 3, 1998
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