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Atlanta’s 790 ‘The Zone’ Fires ‘Mayhem In The AM’ Radio Hosts For Gleason “Joke” [AUDIO]

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The trio of radio hosts behind the ‘Mayhem in the AM’ bit that mocked Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS, has been fired. Atlanta’s 790 ‘The Zone’ released a statement earlier apologizing for the tasteless “joke” their AM crew aired mocking Gleason, and his condition, due to the life-threatening disease.

At first, the radio station announced the indefinite suspension of the Stephen “Steak” Shapiro, Nick Cellino, and Chris Dimino for their involvement in the bizarre bit, but have since been terminated.

We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on ‘Mayhem In The AM’ on 790 The Zone, related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS.  We suspended the three individuals involved immediately following their comments and have since terminated their employment.  790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support this kind of content.  We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS.

Audio of the bit surfaced via Gus Kattengell at 106.1 ‘The Ticket’ in New Orleans, and there isn’t even a hint of “funny” in the entire bit. (Listen below)

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You can even hear one of the hosts say “I just don’t know if i want to play,” as if he even knew how terrible the “joke” was as it unfolded live on air. Another host tweeted just after the news initially broke, apologizing for their actions, saying that in hindsight it was “a stupid attempt at humor that backfired. Emphasis on stupid.”

If that’s not the understatement of the year, I really don’t know what is.

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