Fired KNBR Host Barbieri Seeks $10 Million

Ralph Barbieri, formerly "The Razor" of KNBR, seeks $10 million in lawsuit.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012  |  Updated 2:04 PM PDT
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Fired KNBR Host Barbieri Seeks $10 Million

Fired sports talk radio host Ralph Barbieri is suing his former employers.

The Razor is back.

Former KNBR sports talk radio host Ralph Barbieri is suing former employer KNBR for $10 million, alleging age discrimination and other wrongs, according to SF Weekly.

Barbieri, 66, was fired after 27 years on the air at the San Francisco-based station in April, according to reports. His firing came about nine months after he revealed on-air that he has Parkinson's disease.

In the lawsuit, Barbieri alleges that his "employers have a 'demonstrated history' of dismissing older and unhealthy employees," the newspaper reported. Station executives allegedly questioned his energy level, and tracked when his car arrived at the station parking lot, the lawsuit alleges.

Barbieri was fired for violating the terms of his contract, station executives say.

Barbieri was making $380,000 a year at the time of his firing, and his show, "The Razor and Mr. T," was the top-rated in its timeslot, the newspaper reported.

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