SiriusXM has parted ways with a well-known radio personality. In a statement, the company confirmed the firing of Gregg “Opie” Hughes, but wasn’t talking about its reasons.
“SiriusXM confirms it has terminated its relationship with Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes, host of the ‘Opie Radio Show’ weekday afternoons on the Faction Talk channel,” the company’s statement says, adding: “SiriusXM does not publicly discuss internal personnel issues.”
Variety notes that the firing comes three years after the company fired Hughes’ former co-host on “Opie and Anthony,” Anthony Cumia, who was let go over a series of racially charged tweets. Hughes remained on the air following Cumia’s exit, taking on Jim Norton as co-host.
“According to radio site All Access, it is speculated that [Hughes’] firing comes as a result of ‘a video made of an employee using the bathroom,'” Variety notes.