Jack Harris, the longtime host of “AM Tampa Bay” on iHeartMedia talk WFLA (970), tells the Tampa Bay Times that he was let go after his show on Wednesday, March 29. Harris has been with the station over three tenures, from 1970-1974, from 1975-1985, and from 1993 until his dismissal. The 81-year-old has also worked at WRBQ and WFLZ.
“After I signed off from my show at 7am today, iHeartRadio bosses told me that they were cutting back on expenses and had to let me go,” Harris told the paper. “I didn’t think I was that big of a burden on them. I was making a seventh of what I made three or four years ago.”