Man Threatens To ‘Shoot Up’ College Radio Station Over Refusal To Play Song

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A former college student and ex-disc jockey is accused of threatening to “shoot up” a Massachusetts campus radio station because it wouldn’t play a song he requested.

Alex Finnegan was arraigned Thursday on two threat charges. Police say Finnegan graduated from Bridgewater State University in May and used to be a DJ at its radio station, WBIM.

The station received multiple calls Monday from someone who requested a song by the punk band Rufio. The station did not have the song and police say the caller said he would “come in with a gun and shoot up the place.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

The Enterprise of Brockton reports that Finnegan wrote a letter of apology saying the whole thing was a joke and he was sorry for scaring anyone.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Boston

Summer of Savings
Download Weather App

Listen Live