|Lloyd Gite former KTSU Radio Employee|
The phone for the Insite began ringing off the hook last week. Everyone on the other end of the line wanted to talk about the unexpected firing of Houston journalist Lloyd Gite from KTSU radio.
Here’s how the story supposedly went. Gite, who was a talk show host for KTSU, apparently was a panelist for a seminar held at the radio station’s studios last Tuesday. It was an event put on by the Houston Association of Black Journalists to mentor young students on TSU’s campus. It’s my understanding Gite is not a member of the organization but volunteered with this particular session.
Gite was among the list of journalists and media professionals scheduled to address the college students. The speakers were suppose to give realistic advice on the broadcasting industry. According to those who attended the meeting Gite reportedly gave the students much more.
Sources say Gite tore into the university claiming the school and its faculty and staff were unprofessional. Some even claim Gite personally attacked the journalism students in the room saying they couldn’t speak or write properly.
Keep in mind this entire episode allegedly happened on the campus of TSU at KTSU studios with lots of school and radio staffers around listening.
By Thursday morning Lloyd Gite was no longer on the air at KTSU radio where he hosted a program called Straight Talk.
As any journalists would do the Insite wanted to get Gite’s side of the story. Early Monday morning he responded with this email and was willing to offer more insight into the matter.
What Gite makes clear is he was not fired. He resigned from the radio station. Here’s his statement:
|George Thomas, KTSU Radio General Manager|