10/19: Viva morning hosts sue Regular Guys
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Here’s the Viva morning show (Juan is on the left)
Juan Tapia (Yogi) and Jose Carias (Panda), the morning show for Viva 105.7, filed a lawsuit in Fulton Superior Court this week against Clear Channel Broadcasting and the Regular Guys, Larry Wachs and Eric Von Haessler. The lawsuit is currently in transit between the north annex and downtown and I was not able to procure a copy but I’ll post info about it as soon as I get it. But clearly, this is why the Regular Guys were suspended Tuesday.
If anything, this confirms that this was not an FCC matter but truly an “internal” matter between sister radio station personalities.
The Regular Guys recently did a bit in which Larry taped Yogi & Panda in the bathroom and aired it but I’m not sure if that was the primary reason for the lawsuit.
Yogi and Panda’s attorney Christopher Taylor told me Thursday night that he agreed with Clear Channel not to release a press release and statement until Friday afternoon. But he promised to email me a scan of the lawsuit Friday morning.