Parent Company of Kansas City Radio Station Sued for Gender Discrimination

April 9, 2020

The former co-host of “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on Kansas City radio station KRBZ-FM is suing the station’s parent company for alleged discrimination and for retaliating against her when she complained.

In a lawsuit filed last month in federal court in Kansas, Afentra Bandokoudis alleged Entercom Kansas City paid more to male on-air personalities like Johnny Dare and Scott Geiger, known as Lazlo, even though her program outperformed theirs, The Kansas City Star reported.

The lawsuit said Bandokoudis made a base salary of $100,000 while working at the station, commonly called The Buzz. She alleged John Caprefoli — known as Johnny Dare — made much more than the $185,000 paid to Geiger, and that both men received bonuses that she did not receive.

Bandokoudis alleged Entercom gave her a smaller budget than Dare’s show and his show was given preference for booking on-air guests. She says when she told Geiger, who she was married to until 2017, that she planned to send a letter to Entercom about her complaints, he notified management. She alleges after that Entercom largely ignored her complaints.

Bandokoudis is seeking back pay, lost wages and liquidated damages from Entercom.

A spokesperson for Entercom did not return a message seeking comment.

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