A beloved local radio presenter quit live on air after growing tired of the ‘hurricane of hate’ he said listeners had become caught up in.
John Murphy has been working in radio for 34 years in the area of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
On Thursday, in the middle of his WAYY news and current affairs program, he walked out of the studio.
‘I’m through doing this show as it is,’ said the 57-year-old.
Explaining his departure, he said he had become jaded with the growing tension between listeners.
‘It started with a lot of Trump and Clinton stuff, but now that same kind of vitriol is starting to permeate our local races and local issues.