Last night's was the final show for the talker who came with a bit of a checkered past from Kentucky and had some run-ins here, including with fellow KFIers John and Ken and, reportedly, with program director Robin Bertolucci. Ziegler calls his departure mutual — he's going to produce a documentary about Bill and Hillary Clinton and terrorism. Ziegler, you might recall, was the focus of a very long, but fascinating interactive inside look at how KFI works in The Atlantic. Here's part of Ziegler's statement on his website:
My four years on the air at KFI have been filled with many extraordinary and memorable moments, but for many reasons it is clearly time for that period in my life to come to an end. While I am have extremely mixed thoughts and emotions about this reality, I am positive that it is the best result for my physical and mental health. I am also hopeful that it is the best for my career as well.
One of the many reasons that I am leaving KFI at this time (the decision is truly mutual) is that I have been hired to produce a documentary film on a topic that I am sure you will be interested in. It is due out next year and I will be providing you updates regarding that project as well as anything else that
may come up via this mailing list.
While I appreciate the sentiment, please do not bother contacting KFI to complain about this development. It will not change anything and only be a waste of your time.