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Wendy Bell, KDKA Radio officially part ways following controversial comments

PITTSBURGH — Controversial radio host Wendy Bell and KDKA Radio have officially parted ways, a spokesman for the station’s parent company told Channel 11 News’ partners at TribLIVE Friday.

“Wendy Bell is no longer with KDKA, and we mutually agreed to part ways,” Entercom said in a statement to The Trib.

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According to TribLIVE, Bell declined to comment further about the situation with KDKA Radio but said she will continue to stream her show on her website. She also streams the show on a Facebook page.

Bell was taken off the air on Sept. 4 after making controversial comments on her live show in June. She suggested park rangers “shoot on sight” people who deface public monuments:

“My easy solution for the park rangers and hopefully snipers who are going to be watching for this is to shoot on sight.” Bell then mimics the sound of a gunshot. “Shoot! Done! No more messing with monuments. You want to mess with a monument? Done! Get out!”

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.