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Bruce Wolf Fired by Fox

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 16, 2006 9:51PM

2006_02_sports_brucewolf.jpgAfter more than 18 years at the station, Fox 32 dismissed Sportscaster Bruce Wolf this week. Neither the station nor Wolf would comment on the details concerning the dismissal.

While Wolf had been suspended twice in recently, some think it was ultimately a financial decision. With his contract up for renewal this summer, the station likely wanted to replace him with lower priced talent.

The two suspensions resulted from some awkward on-air incident involving WCGI radio personality "Crazy" Howard McGee in September and a recent one resulting from his keying a car while taping a segment at the Auto Show. He thought he was was being punk'd by the station.

While they've scrubed the image mentioned by the Trib's Teddy Greenstein from their website, Chicagoist located Wolf's bio page with a little detective work. Wolf has long been a fixture in Chicago sports broadcasting, both on TV and radio. Chicagoist is confident he'll land someplace soon. With the constant shuffle among the local affiliates and the entry of Comcast SportsNet, there are a number of stations who'd probably like to add him. Or he could end up at ESPN Radio with his own show -- they'll have a lot more airtime to fill once the Sox and Bulls depart.

Image via Fox 32