Wearing Florida hat to press conference gets KAKS host fired


Springdale, Arkansas radio personality Renee Gork, a Florida graduate, wore a hat of her alma mater to a news conference by Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino on 8/14. Petrino commented on Gork’s choice of headwear after answering a question she asked. “And that will be the last question I answer with that hat on,” Petrino said.

Gork, an on-air personality for KAKS-FM, which calls itself Hog Sports Radio, said she was fired 8/16 by the station.

“Was hoping to publicly apologize to coach Petrino and UA fans on the show today…but I won’t get that chance,” Gork wrote on KAKS’ Twitter account. “I’ve been fired.”

“This radio station is Hog Sports Radio,” KAKS GM Dan Storrs told USA Today. “We are very biased. We support the Razorbacks 100%.”