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Gloudon to return after Hotline walk-off

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Barbara Gloudon

Veteran talk-show host Barbara Gloudon has promised she will be back on the airwaves today after abandoning her talk show, 'Hotline', on RJR 94FM after the midday break yesterday.

Gloudon, who has been a fixture on the programme for decades, was yesterday afternoon unwilling to reveal the reason behind her action, only saying that all is now well.

"Simple. There was something that I had to deal with and it's dealt with. I spoke with management and I will be at work tomorrow," Gloudon told The Gleaner Online.

At the scheduled resumption of 'Hotline' after the midday break, music was being played.

The announcer occasionally reported "we are having some challenges," but never explained.

Pressed about the challenges, Gloudon remained unwilling to go into detail.

"It is a matter that concerns me," she said, reiterating that it has now been settled.

However, it is understood that Gloudon left the station upset, and was trailed by senior RJR staffers who pleaded with her to return.

Efforts to speak with the RJR Radio Services manager, FranÁois St Juste, were unsuccessful, as he was said to be in a meeting.

Last night, RJR Group Managing Director Gary Allen returned calls for comment after reviewing an article published on the matter at www.jamaica-gleaner.com, but said he had "nothing to add or subtract".