Everyone who follows state politics knows Al Mayo, who was, until yesterday, the WHAS Radio Statehouse reporter. He’s one of the more popular members of the Frankfort press corps. He’d been at WHAS since 2000. Recently he’d been a guest on KET’s Comment on Kentucky.
So it’s disappointing that for reasons that both Mayo and his employer, Clear Channel, won’t disclose, Mayo is no longer working for the station. It’s not a budget cutting move — WHAS is already advertising for a replacement.
No one at Clear Channel will discuss the personnel change, citing company policy on personnel. Mayo hasn’t returned my call.
We don’t want to speculate on what happened, but instead wish Al well.