Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9:22 a.m.
Longtime radio jock Dave Pratt kicked off a book signing tour
in mid-November to promote his not-for-profit, autobiography, Behind the Mic: 30 Years in Radio.
A month later, he was let go from his job as morning show host at country music station KMLE (107.9 FM). You can read a twinge of bitterness in the statement Pratt put out at the time, (still on his Web site):
My entire crew was surprised to learn that our morning show would no longer be on the air. I was very happy on KMLE, and our show enjoyed a 6 year run of success.
Pratt's wife, Paula, sounded stressed in an Arizona Republic article
Pratt, who survived prostate cancer in 2005, is donating all the proceeds from the book to the American Cancer Society
His fans, meanwhile, have been voicing their frustration in a steady stream of comments on our blog pos
t about Pratt's missed property tax payment. For example: