Sports shock jock Sid Rosenberg‘s got more radio lives than his old mentor Don Imus!
Boca Raton resident Rosenberg, who was fired from Miami’s WQAM-560 AM last month after an embarrassing DUI arrest, has found a new on-air job in the West Palm Beach market — which he already called “crappy!”
Officials with the lowly-rated WMEN-640 AM, formerly a Christian outfit that was reborn as one of the Palm Beaches’ two sports talk stations, are negotiating with both Rosenberg and WQAM to hire Rosenberg, reports the Miami Herald.
A sticking point is the fact that Rosenberg’s contract with WQAM bears a no compete clause that runs out in August.
WMEN wants him ASAP although GM Steve Lapa says he’ll wait for several months to get Rosenberg on the air if he has to. Lapa told the Herald he is not concerned about Rosenberg’s past, which includes addictions to booze, drugs and gambling.
Rosenberg has been hinting about the gig on Twitter for the past three days, and this morning wrote: “Get over it. I’m one of the best in the business. Certainly the best in this crappy town. Embrace it!”
Rosenberg’s days at WQAM appeared numbered when, as Gossip Extra first revealed, he was suspended in the middle of the high-audience NFL season for allegedly trying to plug illegally a gambling website without telling station honchos. Word at the time was that Rosenberg owed as much as $100,000 in gambling losses and wanted to wipe the slate clean by plugging the site.
As Rosenberg returned from suspension, Gossip Extra exclusively interviewed the operator of another off-shore gambling site, 1betvegas.com, who described Rosenberg as a degenerate gambler who even put money on WNBA games.
Last month, he was charged with DUI by Hollywood Police after cops found him puking on all fours by his car idling in the middle of traffic. He was canned a week later.