Detroit radio station owner offers scathing list of reasons for firing Monica Conyers

Internal memo details reasons for firing Conyers

DETROIT – An internal memo released Thursday details reasons why Monica Conyers was fired from her job at 910 AM Superstation this week. 

The station said Wednesday the former Detroit City Council president was fired because she "violated corporate policy." No other explanation was offered. 

However, an internal memo from station owner Kevin Adell distributed to all station employees on Thursday does not hold any punches. 

"Monica Conyers is still the same old-same old, she hasn’t been rehabilitated. Monica Conyers is the same person you saw in City Council with her sense of entitlement," Adell wrote. 

He gave seven specific reasons for her termination:

1. Attempted to use a corporate benefit that didn’t exist for you. Example, using my executive assistant to book a room at The Peninsula in Chicago for $750/night when it wasn’t approved.

2. Attempted to garner a discount using her husband’s Federal Government ID when he was never a part of this trip. She has a Federal ID number, but it isn’t the Federal ID number that people want.

3. Being loud and obnoxious in the hallways of The Word Network and partying down like its 1999!

4. Bother the CEO while he is on vacation with his family. Calling him about refreshments because her husband, the highest ranking member, is coming in to do a radio interview with his wife on her radio show (give me a few minutes to throw up before I continue…).

5. Banging on the CEO’s door. It is closed for a reason, either I’m on the phone or meeting with someone…I am not looking for you. She bangs on the door until I open it!

6. Didn’t properly register as a lobbyist. She wanted to be included as a lobbying firm, but we discovered later that she never did register properly.

7. Swag for all three companies is used for marketing, she cleaned out our swag for all three companies! It is not to replace her wardrobe and not used for her personal sleepwear, etc.

Conyers started hosting a weekly afternoon show on 910 AM (WDFD) late last year.

Back in 2010, she was sentenced to more than three years in prison for bribery. She served most of that sentence at a federal prison in West Virginia.

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