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.
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KFI Kernel Function Instrumentation 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 The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is a performers' union that represents a wide variety of talent, including actors in radio and television, as well as radio and television announcers and newspersons, singers and recording artists (both royalty (AFTRA AFTRA American Federation of Television & Radio Artists ).
``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 personal services n. in contract law, the talents of a person which are unusual, special or unique and cannot be performed exactly the same by another. These can include the talents of an artist, an actor, a writer, or professional services. contract.
KFI had no comment other than to confirm Bruce's contract was not renewed. She was suspended from her weeknight week·night
A night of the week exclusive of Saturday and Sunday.
weeknights 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.