West coast radio personality Big Boy is trying to leave his homestead Power 106.1 but its parent company, Emmis Communications, isn’t having it.
Big Boy has been with Emmis over two decades but his contract will be ending soon. Emmis said they would be more than happy to renew it but it turns out that Big Boy wants to jump ship and work for their competitor, iHeartMedia.
While hosting his Big Boy’s Neighborhood morning show, he was reportedly making $1.45 million a year and received bonuses and a car, but iHeartMedia is offering to pay him $3.5 million and spoil him with more perks, including access to a private jet. Emmis matched their offer in efforts to keep him, but Big told them that he’s leaving anyway.
Emmis is now taking this matter to the courts and has asked a judge for an order to prevent Big Boy from leaving. They are also suing him for $5 million.