Radio sports commentator Nick Cellini (790 The Zone photo)
Radio sports commentator Chris Dimino being interviewed in 11 Alive Newsroom (NBC Sports file)
Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason
Radio sports commentator Steak Shapiro (790 The Zone photo)
ATLANTA - Three months after being fired for a tasteless on air prank, former Atlanta sports radio personality Chris Dimino has another radio job, at a competing station.
Dimino, co-hosts Steak Shapiro and Nick Cellini were all fired by sports radio station 790 The Zone in June after they aired a fake, mocking interview with former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who suffers from the degenerative nerve disease ALS.
All three apologized shortly afterwards, including Dimino, who wrote on Facebook , "The weight of what he and they are going through did not need to be made heavier or worse by the pure and straight insensitivity of my actions."
Now the word is that Dimino has been hired by competing sports radio station 680: The Fan.
11Alive crews saw him at an Atlanta Falcons news conference Monday among the press corps.
Apparently he can't go on the air until next March thanks to a no compete clause in his previous contract.
Dimino did not respond to our requests for a comment Tuesday.
But David Dickey, General Manager and President of 680 The Fan replied to our email saying, "It looks like Chris may be joining our company at some point in the future; that's about all I can say at this moment."
Dimino has also returned to the air on Atlanta's WGCL-TV where he co-hosts an SEC football show on weekends.
No word yet if Shapiro and Cellini have found work in sports broadcasting again.