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Colin Murray quits talkSPORT over station's relationship with The S*n

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  1. Arn

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    Radio presenter Colin Murray quits talkSPORT over station's relationship with The S*n

    Broadcaster tweeted to say his position had been made "unsustainable"


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    Radio presenter Colin Murray has quit talkSPORT after the station was taken over by the owners of The S*n.
    The Liverpool FC fan from Northern Ireland tweeted a statement to announce his resignation this afternoon.

    He said: “I have resigned from my morning show on talkSPORT, due to a change of ownership, with the Wireless Group being bought by News Corp.
    “While there are parts of News Corp that aren’t a problem, it is the inevitable future working relationship between talkSPORT and The Sun that has made my position unsustainable.

    “Commercially, I delivered all time record ratings and, creatively, I was left alone to mould a show of which I was intensely proud.
    “I had been offered a new contract until 2019.”
    Murray, who thanked his colleagues and co-presenters, signed off the statement with “#JFT96”.



    Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp had struck a £220m deal to buy Wireless Group, the owner of talkSPORT.
    The group also owns The S*n, which infamously ran a front page headlined “The Truth”, claiming Liverpool fans stole from the dead and urinated on police after the Hillsborough disaster.

    Other guests on Talksport include former Reds players Didi Hamann and Danny Murphy. Former footballer and Liverpudlian Micky Quinn.

    It is not known if they will follow Murray out of the station following takeover.

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/radio-presenter-colin-murray-quits-11609607
     
  2. Skullflower

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    that reads a bit like 'everyone treat me like a fucking hero please'.
     
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    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    No it doesn't. God you're a fucking nob sometimes.
     
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    He is a hero you know. Everyone that boycott The S*n is a hero.
     
  5. Skullflower

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    what was the need for his 'i was offered a contract until 2019'?
     
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    I think he was making a point that his reason wasn't an excuse to mask a departure that was already on the cards. Because maybe that's what a cynical person might have thought.
     
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    Will be interesting to see if Hamann, Murphy and Quinn will quite.
     
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    Exactly. Collymore announced he was quitting Talksport this week too but he admitted he wasn't offered a new contract.
     
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    I always thought he was a bit too "amateurish" to be a decent sports presenter, so I never really gave him much time. No harm in the guy at all, but just not my cup of tea. Afterall, he used to be an afternoon DJ on BBC Radio 1 with Edith Bowman, and I suppose that's pretty much how I will always remember him.

    But as a person he has definitely gone up in my estimation now.
     
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    Well, you can't really work for The S*n if you're a Liverpool fan. Good on him. Principles are important.
     
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    I think he's just pretty normal which might come across that way
     
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    I'm sitting here trying to work out whether you're agreeing or disagreeing with me :confused:
     
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    I have to now work out whether I don't listen to Talksport because of the new owner or just because it's shite.
     
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    I absolutely hated his needy persona, a bit like Hughie Green on speed, and many of his comments about LFC made me wonder how big a fan he really was (he seemed amazed, for example, at how Hodgson fared with England, even though surely any LFC fan knew only too well how it was going to go), but good on him for this.

    TalkSport really looks odd now. They withdraw a contract that had been offered to Collymore in May, which suggests either they don't like Collymore personally, or they're looking to move away from the shouty, shock-jock style he'd previously been encouraged to promote. But that's surely appealing to the kind of market the S*n wants?

    If all the ex-LFC players and fans follow Murray out the door they'll barely have anyone left. Good.
     
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    where's manwithnoprinciples?
     
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    yes
     
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    Why does that Murdoch cunt have to ruin the media.....

    Jeez, I really will rethink listening to this station now. Fucking disgrace.... surely the Monopolies and Mergers commission should be looking at how News Corp control the media. But I guess they have enough "competition" to make sure it isnt dodgy.

    Colin Murray was actually one of the best daytime programmes on talksport. Much better than that idiot Adrian Durham thats for certain.
     
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    Fair play to him. It's not like he's leaving himself with a ton of options since he's not likely to get back in the BBC. Maybe a show on a cable channel like UK Conquest would take him on to host Skirmish.
     
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    The elephant in the room is not in the room
     
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    He will have to go TV wont he? I dont think the Beeb will have him back.

    And Sky is owned by Murdoch.

    I dunno.
    Hes probably minted im sure he will be ok?
     
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