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Poorman Suspended After Walking Off KROQ Show

February 13, 1993|CLAUDIA PUIG | TIMES STAFF WRITER

KROQ-FM (106.7) deejay Jim (Poorman) Trenton was missing this week as host of the popular "Loveline" show after he angrily walked off in the middle of a broadcast and then was suspended.

Trenton said that he was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for leaving about 10 minutes into the show Tuesday night. KROQ deejays Doug Roberts and Tammy Heide have been filling in on the 10 p.m.-midnight advice show, which Trenton created.

Station officials were out of town and unavailable for comment. Trenton said they promised to discuss the suspension with him next Tuesday.

Trenton would not discuss why he walked off the show, saying he was in discussions with his attorney. Trenton's manager, Steve Levesque, said that the deejay had been upset at the start of the show and walked off after his co-host, Dr. Drew Pinsky, tried to get him to talk about what was bothering him.

"It was a culmination of a lot of tensions that he's been having with station management and it just came to a head at that moment," Levesque said. "And he made the creative decision at that moment to walk off."

Levesque said that Trenton has been unhappy about the way he's been treated for a while, citing management's "calling him to task for the content of the show and a series of things.

"I just think he feels his show is No. 1 (in its time period) and he doesn't feel he's being treated as well as other people at the station," Levesque said.

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