WKJY to Drop Steve Harper as Program Director; Will Remain Morning Show Host

HarperConnoisseur Media is giving into the pressure. It is expected to announce that Steve Harper is losing his managerial role at WKJY 98.3, effective Monday. Multiple sources confirm to Tuned In that Harper will retain his morning show duties.

We’re told that afternoon jock Jon Daniels will be named the station’s program director.

The decision by Connoisseur comes as Long Island watchdog Fair Media Council chose not to withdraw their complaint with the FCC.

As we reported last month, Harper and his morning cohort, Leeana Karlson made headlines for fabricating a bit involving angry anti-gay remarks. Harper wrote on the station’s website thereafter that the hoax was to created to push the hot-button topic upon the public.

The duo was suspended for a week.

Attempts to reach GM Dave Widmer, Daniels, and Harper were not returned.

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