Mayor McDermott made light of his prior failed attempt at sports commentary today as he challenged “Lefty and other bloggers out there” to listen in tonight at 7:00 p.m. as he broadcasts the Bishop Noll game live on WJOB. The Mayor caused an interstate furor last month when citizens reported that he made disparaging remarks regarding the El Dorado Arkansas 12 and under league. WJOB and GoHammond.tv have both refused to release copies of the broadcast but the Mayor did acknowledge that inappriate remarks in a later interview with The Times of Northwest Indiana. Ironically, The Times of Northwest Indiana was a sponsor of the event but did not report on the incident. It was reported that James Dedelow, whose wife owns radio station WJOB, later admitted that he removed McDermott from the air on his blog.
The Northwest Indiana Gazette wishes the Mayor the best of luck in his broadcasting venture.