'Mancow' Muller sues new radio boss for emotional distress

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 04:42:01 AM. Shock jock Erich 'Mancow' Muller is suing his new boss at WLUP-FM, alleging emotional distress after being fired by him more than a decade ago at WKQX-FM.
Shock jock Erich “Mancow” Muller is so upset about his current employer hiring his former boss, longtime Chicago radio executive Marv Nyren, that he’s suing Nyren for emotional distress. Muller, who presides over the “Mancow Morning Show” on WLUP-FM 97.9, filed a lawsuit Monday in Cook County Circuit Court alleging Nyren diminished his reputation after firing him more than a decade ago at a previous station, WKQX-FM 101.1, to discourage competitors from hiring him. The lawsuit says Muller has “suffered both physically and emotionally” since Nyren was named market manager of Cumulus Media Chicago earlier this month, putting him in charge of four stations, including rockers WLUP and WKQX. “It’s literally making him physically ill,” said Michael Young, a Westchester attorney representing Muller in the lawsuit. “He saw a medical professional last Thursday because of this. It’s absolutely very traumatizing to him to be in this position after everything he went through.” Efforts to reach Muller were unsuccessful Tuesday. Nyren, 58, whose first day at his new job with Cumulus was Monday, declined to comment on the lawsuit but expressed enthusiasm at being reunited with Muller. “I’m thrilled to be working with Cumulus and Mancow,” Nyren said Tuesday. “He’s seeing some really great ratings, and I’m looking forward to working with him.” Muller joined WLUP, known as “The Loop,” in March 2015 after several years on the fringes of — and at times entirely off — Chicago radio. The lawsuit...Read more
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