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March 3, 2011
Local radio station joins mad PR hunt for Charlie Sheen

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It seems everyone and their mother are crawling out of the woodwork to get a piece of the ever growing Charlie Sheen news machine.

Earlier this week, shock-jock Howard Stern intoned proudly on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that he had nabbed the troubled actor for an exclusive phone interview.

And not to be outdone, local radio station 107.9 "The End" is offering the besieged actor a temp job.

Ironically, the offer may be as troubling and seemingly insensitive as what Sheen has wrought in his personal life.

In a written emailed statement the station said it was reacting to Charlie Sheen's recent statements in the media that he is "unemployed."

And to undo that condition the station said it is reaching out to Sheen by offering him a temp job while he preps for what the station characterizes as "the next 'winning' chapter in his colorful life."

"One thing is abundantly clear after watching Charlie's recent TV interviews. The man is a gifted communicator with a unique point of view," said station program director Dan Mason in the release. "Given that Mr. Sheen has recently turned to Twitter as a way to replace lost income, we would like to reach out and offer him the opportunity to co-host our morning show, "The Wake Up Call", for a one week basis."

The station's parent company, Entercom, would pay for Mr. Sheen's travel expenses, hotel accommodations for him and any of his "goddesses," and a competitive salary, the release said.

"We believe Mr. Sheen has been unfairly persecuted for his personal life, and believe that everyone, especially single parents, deserve a chance to provide for their families. We trust that he would not let it interfere with his professional commitments to our radio station during his tenure," Mason said.

A judge recently issued a temporary restraining order stripping Sheen of contact with his two youngest children, and barred him from coming within 100 yards of his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller.

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