Controversy surrounds new Burke billboard
February 3, 2011, 9:11 am
The imagery on a new billboard promoting radio host Shannon Burke has people up in arms. On the billboard, Burke is seen holding a smoking microphone with the phrase, “Listen… or else,” written above him. This is significant and controversial because Burke spent time in jail for shooting at his wife and dog while he was intoxicated back in 2009. “It’s not meant to offend,” says Burke, who is no longer allowed to own a fire arm. Fifteen of the new and controversial billboards are planned for the Orlando area. Burke’s show airs on Big 810AM, Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.