A Los Angeles County superior court denied Emmis Radio a preliminary injunction to prevent Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR morning star Big Boy (real name: Kurt Alexander) from crossing the street to work at iHeartMedia Urban KRRL until completion of trial in the matter. The court lifted a February 10th temporary restraining order.
The ruling stems from a breach of contract suit (EMMIS RADIO, LLC v. KURT ALEXANDER, a/k/a “BIG BOY”) in which Emmis is seeking millions of dollars in damages. In response to the new ruling, Emmis issued the following statement:
“While Emmis is disappointed with the Court’s ruling and will evaluate our legal options, we are pleased with the Court’s indication that damages are an available remedy at trial. Emmis remains resolute in continuing to protect our legal rights and committed to the continued success of POWER 106.”
Word has it that Big’s first show on The Real 92.3 will be March 9th. Congrats Big! We can’t wait to hear you back on air!