Controversial KTLK-FM morning host Chris Baker quit Wednesday, and will be replaced, at least temporarily, by former KSTP-AM host Bob Davis.
Clear Channel operations manager Gregg Swedberg confirms that “Chris Baker is not with us anymore.”
Baker has been scrubbed from the conservative talk station’s website, which now states, “Join us on Thursday, February 3rd for the first installment of News Talk Mornings! Bob Davis will sit behind the mic, ready to talk about the news of the day.”
Davis got the boot at AM1500 in April 2009. Swedberg notes that there is no permanent replacement as of yet.
As for Baker, this is the second gig he’s forsaken in the last few months. For a time, he was on KTLK and Houston’s KPRC-AM, but the latter job apparently ended in November. Baker originally came to KTLK from KPRC. He left that job unexpectedly.
Baker’s shock-jockery included questioning whether gays and women should vote, labeling Barack Obama “Obammy” and a “little bitch” and calling a transgender man a “mutilated lesbian.” Such gibes earned him a spot on ex-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Persons in the World.”
The show recently added a Friday morning hour with defeated GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. Emmer’s appearances are expected to continue.