Radio host Wendy Bell taken off air due to controversial comments

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh AM radio show host Wendy Bell has been taken off the air until further notice due to controversial comments.

According to a spokesperson from KDKA-AM, which is owned by Entercom and is not affiliated with KDKA-TV, Bell was removed from her show because of comments she made “that do not align with Entercom’s values.”

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In one segment, Bell encouraged violence against vandals at monuments.

Bell was let go from her position with WTAE-TV in 2016 after making comments on social media regarding a shooting at a backyard barbecue that left 5 people dead.

Here is the full statement sent to Channel 11 on Friday:

“Entercom is home to thousands of voices representing Americans of all races, ethnicities, gender identity, sexual orientation, beliefs and ability. We take very seriously our responsibility to provide a platform for our communities to engage in diverse and meaningful dialogue, debate and the right to freedom of speech. We do not condone the incitement of violence on any of our platforms. Members of our community have recently brought to our attention comments made by Wendy Bell that do not align with Entercom’s values. Wendy has been taken off air until further notice.”

—  Company Statement