Totally not suspended local radio host has taken a job in another state

Rich Gilgallon (left) and Paul Cashin of Hot Talk on KNWZ radio

Less than two weeks after accusing a congressional candidate of driving his child around drunk, pushing women around, and not serving in the military during his radio show, Rich “Da Coach” Gilgallon is no longer with KNWZ, according to the Uken Report.

“He is no longer with us,” Senior Vice President and Market Manager Tricia Bastida told Uken Report on Wednesday. “Coach has accepted a position in Tennessee working with a former radio colleague of his. It was friendly on both sides. We are rooting for Da Coach’s success.”

Bastida had initially told Uken Report that Gilgallon was on vacation and would be back on Tuesday, May 29. Uken Report independently confirmed he had been suspended and was not allowed back in the building.

Well, that’s a weird turn of events – even for Coachella Valley radio, which has always been very odd.

The station is now airing the syndicated Mark Levin show in place of Gilgallon’s show, “Hot Talk.”