That’s right DMV! “The Big Tigger Morning Show” w/Free (former co-host of BET’s 106 & Park) on DC’s WPGC is OVER!!! I don’t know all the “drama” that took place behind the scenes but I do know folks all around the Washington DC area were “shocked” when they heard the news.
According to the Washington Post, Big Tigger was “fired” from his on-air position for unknown reasons. But wait check this! Not only did he get fired but today (Dec. 22nd) is also his birthday, some damn present huh? Pop the hood for the deets.
DCRTV first reported that the morning drive host aka Darian Morgan, who’s birthday is TODAY, has been fired and his last broadcast was this morning.
Tigger, a native New Yorker who started working at PGC nearly 20 years ago as an intern, started his morning show about 18 months ago and was in a fierce rating battle with Hot 99.5, WIHT. He has been a fixture in DC – area radio for more than a decade.
In an internal memo snagged by DCRTV, Jason Kidd, WPGC’s new program director wrote: “I want to let you know that Tigger will no longer be hosting mornings on WPGC. Tigger has been a huge part of WPGC over the years. He started as an intern at PGC back in 1993 and eventually moved into nights in 1996. He came back later in the 2000s for afternoons and then, most recently, mornings. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.” [source]
Tigger confirmed the report on Twitter however, according to Big Tigger it was a mutual agreement. Here’s what he had to say:
As for Big Tigger’s co-host Free, there is no word on if she has been released from the station as well however, she did have this to say via her official blog:
“I will miss working beside Tigger every morning and I wish him the best of luck in all that he does and will do.
Sending you love as you move on to conquer more mountains! Respect.
You can still hear Tigger and I together on the weekends on “Live in the Den,” the syndicated radio show.
Now besides all that, it’s Tigger’s birthday today. #HappyBirthdayTigger! Many more, my brother. Many more.”
On the flip side despite the news Big Tigger also thanked fans for their support and invited everyone to come out to his birthday party celebration tonight at “The Park“, downtown DC.
To get fired is one thing but did they really have to do it on the man’s birthday….well…damn! However, it’s all good cause he’s still the official DJ for the Washington Wizards. I wish him well and best of luck in his future endeavor’s, he will be missed.
*sidenote: After all the charity work & contributions Big Tigger has made both on & off air in the DC area, I can’t believe WPGC pulled this B.S on him………