A popular Boston radio host who’s been on the air for four decades abruptly quit Wednesday morning (May 19) after station management told him to stop making jokes about singer Demi Lovato’s announcement that they identify as non-binary. “I am the biggest of all time. And they said ‘Shut up, Matt. Stop talking.’ Well, I hope you’re happy because I just stopped talking. Matty out,” Matty Siegel, co-host of the “Matty in the Morning” show on WXKS-FM radio, said at the conclusion of his rant.
The show is frequently the top-rated morning show in the market. Siegel, 71, told listeners of the Top 40 station, known as Kiss108, that he had previously been told to stop making jokes about Donald Trump and is just trying to be funny.