Report: Sue Henry out at WILK

By Roger DuPuis - [email protected]
Talk show host Sue Henry, second from left, is seen during a 2016 WILK Radio presidential election forum. The longtime radio personality apparently has parted ways with the station. She is seated with fellow broadcasters John Webster, far left, LA Tarone and Steve Corbett. Tarone died last summer and Corbett left a few months earlier, telling the Times Leader he had been fired. -

Is Sue Henry’s radio run all done? As with many break-ups posted on Facebook, the answer may be “it’s complicated.”

Between a social media post and her remarks to another local news outlet, the purveyor of “witty banter” appears to have parted ways with WILK Radio, but she wasn’t elaborating on Monday.

“I am no longer employed by WILK. I wish myself well in future endeavors,” a post on Henry’s Facebook page read.

Contacted by Times Leader staffers, Henry repeatedly replied that she did not intend to talk on Monday, but “maybe tomorrow.”

Efforts to reach Ryan Flynn, regional vice president and general manager with Entercom Communications Corp., owner of the Avoca-based station, were not immediately succesful on Monday.

According to a report by another local newspaper where Henry was previously employed, Henry confirmed to a reporter for that publication that she was no longer with the station, and — as with this paper — that she declined to be interviewed on Monday night but might consider it on Tuesday.

Henry has been WILK’s midday talk show host since 2002, according to a biography that was still visible on the broadcaster’s website on Monday night, “specializing in witty banter, politics, oddball music and a little bit of baseball chatter.”

A King’s College graduate, Henry serves as an adjunct faculty member and moderator of the school’s radio station, the biography added.

She also appears to be the latest high-profile loss for the news and talk station.

In early 2017, radio personality and former Times Leader reporter Steve Corbett told the Times Leader: “I got fired” from the station months ahead of his planned retirement, believing it was the result of his vocal criticism of Donald Trump.

Entercom’s Flynn declined to comment at that time.

Last summer, longtime local journalist and afternoon WILK talk show host LA Tarone died after a courageous battle with cancer, as the station put it.

Talk show host Sue Henry, second from left, is seen during a 2016 WILK Radio presidential election forum. The longtime radio personality apparently has parted ways with the station. She is seated with fellow broadcasters John Webster, far left, LA Tarone and Steve Corbett. Tarone died last summer and Corbett left a few months earlier, telling the Times Leader he had been fired.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL101416WILK1-cmyk-2.jpgTalk show host Sue Henry, second from left, is seen during a 2016 WILK Radio presidential election forum. The longtime radio personality apparently has parted ways with the station. She is seated with fellow broadcasters John Webster, far left, LA Tarone and Steve Corbett. Tarone died last summer and Corbett left a few months earlier, telling the Times Leader he had been fired.

By Roger DuPuis

[email protected]