What went wrong with radio personality Shannon Burke?

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

Shannon Burke, show in 2006, was encouraged to develop a 'bad guy' image for radio, a friend said.
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paul

Bangkok, Thailand

#2 May 25, 2009
i think real radio sucks they do it for the ratings mix 105 is the best
Caseys Universal Vacation

North Richland Hills, TX

#3 May 25, 2009
I don't see how he can ever turn this around. Sad- especially for the daughter and any other kids he has. 43 is too old to make "mistakes" like he did with that gun.
Fat Albert

Sanford, FL

#4 May 26, 2009
I knew Real Radio pushed him. Look at the auidence. Bunch of trailer trash. I guess he sold his morals for that high salary he was paid. Now, he is all done and broke. Ex wife will divorce and take everything. He has no career choice if the charges stay. Only choice is selling bikes at a Harley dealer for an average pay. No more 100k job for him. He really let down SBK now he has been demoted.
The enquirer

Orlando, FL

#5 May 26, 2009
Enquiring minds would rather read serious issues like the rampant crime and about those committing the majority of it.
Glasnos

Orlando, FL

#6 May 26, 2009
He is obviously a liberal who masqueraded as a conservative to survive on talk radio ... and this ate him up inside.
WHITE TRASH RADIO

AOL

#7 May 26, 2009
HI now represents what he is, white trash...anyone who lifts a hand or a gun at another has a major problem.
kris

Ferndale, FL

#9 May 26, 2009
you can't tell me this guy did'nt have a serious drug problem? he hid it good but the moron as he is at 42 should have been through with those issues 25 years ago.
kris

Ferndale, FL

#10 May 26, 2009
you idiots at the Sentinel!! Quit making a commentary out of a news story (as usual). You make excuses for Burke by some how Clear Channel is responsable for Burkes actions. Okay morons listen good, you somehow contribute Burkes drug and alcohol problems by suggesting C.C. is an enabler to Burkes addictions by sending him to cover bar stories? You are joking , right? Then i guess then you can lable me an enabler. I am guilty every time i purchase or read an article from your left wing liberal paper.
meatwad

New York, NY

#11 May 26, 2009
Thats what you get for being a sellout.
Speedy

Ocala, FL

#12 May 26, 2009
I would like to know who did the research for this article. This guy was a jerk when he was on JFK in Austin. His typical "thing" was to get someone wound up then hang up on them and make fun of what they said.
Also, he made LOTS of bar and club appearances there.
Quit trying to spin this into making it look like it's the stations fault.
See Ya

Maitland, FL

#13 May 26, 2009
...that's it! Blame it on Clear Channel. They put that gun in his hand and he made the mistake of pulling the trigger....yup...it's Clear Channel's fault, that's very clear to me. Maybe we can blame the dog for making him drink. I know my wife's dog makes me drink! But, I haven't gotten around to shooting her yet...she's too fast! People, this guy made all the wrong choices from the start, he can only blame himself, he started to believe his own hype...it's just radio! He's not replacing hearts or doing the community any good....yes, he did a few poker runs for a few good causes, but look at the hornets nest he's in now!! Lock him up & throw away the key!!!
poor taxpayer

Orlando, FL

#14 May 26, 2009
It was obvious that this guy was a phony conservative when he was on 540AM and even more obvious when he took his act to FM.

Yet all of the idiot Bushbot, chicken-hawk, pro-war (as long as they don't have to go) Republicans just loved him.

If you want to find out what a real conservative thinker is then read Pat Buchanan. Limbaugh, Hannity and bottom feeders like Burke are intellectual lightweights who do not know what they are talking about.
John

Lake Mary, FL

#15 May 26, 2009
It's interesting that the front page of Sunday's Sentinel had a very short, poorly edited article on businesses doing well in the recession (Some companies survive and thrive in recession - Sara K. Clarke). Counter that with this long article on Mr. Burke's travails.

That kind of emphasis, on the part of society and the Sentinel, is the reason both the Sentinel and Burke are in the tank.
Alex Epps-Howell

Land O Lakes, FL

#16 May 26, 2009
Nothing more than a punk
Hmmmm

Orlando, FL

#17 May 26, 2009
I guess Doc must have a lot of job security with Cox Radio. Let's hope he never finds himself in a position where he needs a job with Clear Channel. You have no class, Mr. Duncan.

Why is Shannon Chucklehead even newsworthy anymore? He's a washed-up loser. Let's hope his family can recover from his mistakes.
Rodney

United States

#18 May 26, 2009
"Or maybe it was, as a former girlfriend and ex-wife suggest, when he started drinking too much."

Gee, ya think? He's complete screwball. Case closed.

“FL for Harley FL not Floriduh”

Since: Jul 08

Lake Mary

#19 May 26, 2009
Drinking large amounts of alchohol? Gee ya think thats a biproduct of another substance abuse? Knucklehead poser with major issues!

“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#21 May 26, 2009
He was just trying to please the CFL yahoos.
The Egyptian Magician

Melbourne, FL

#22 May 26, 2009
There no one or no thing else to blame but this scumbag himself. It gets tiresome to read the stories and people always have to point fingers in all kinds of directions instead of the person who did the deeds. He is a grown man, he made the mistakes, he is the s c u m b a g
Jerome

Melbourne, FL

#23 May 26, 2009
As usual, the Slantinel is making the perp the victim and everyone, except him, are the bad guys. How about a little personal responsibility? No one forced him to do anything...he chose to change.

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