Dog shooter now unemployed


Shannon Burke remains in jail, after being served with a warrant for probation violation before he could post bond for charges resulting from firing a gunshot which went through the leg of his dog and then grazed the head of his wife. Meanwhile, Clear Channel’s WTKS-FM terminated Burke from his midday show.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Orange County (Orlando) authorities placed a hold on Burke before he could post $10,000 bail on the charges in suburban Seminole County. In addition to the Seminole Country charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty, Burke is now accused of violating his Orange County probation related to a 2008 “no contest” plea to alcohol-related reckless driving. Should he manage to get out of jail, Burke is under an order not to contact his wife or go near their home.

With Burke in jail and off the air, Clear Channel Orlando PD Chris Kampmeier told the Sentinel “Shannon has been terminated,” but declined to give any further details about the personnel matter. No permanent successor for the Hot Talk station’s midday show has yet been named.