Date Game With Murder Suspect Drew Peterson Ditched

Radio boss decides it's not such a fab idea
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2008 3:12 AM CST
Date Game With Murder Suspect Drew Peterson Ditched
Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson talks to a member of the media as he leaves his home in Bolingbrook, Ill., in this Nov, 26, 2007, file photo. Peterson, suspected in the October disappearance of his wife, said Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, he wanted to take part in a radio show during which...   (Associated Press)

After some careful reflection, Chicago radio executives have decided their station won't host a dating game featuring former cop Drew Peterson, who's suspected of killing his missing fourth wife—and his third wife. Peterson may be back in the market for a new spouse because he told Chicago's WJMK-FM in a surprise phone call that "the ladies are coming back around."

His lawyer pitched the idea of a "Win a Date With Drew Peterson" contest to the morning show and the program host offered to act as chaperone "to be on the safe side." Or not. The show was scheduled to air today, but the station's boss nixed the plan. "Holding a contest to win a date with a murder suspect trivializes women's safety for the sake of humor," said one angry victims' rights advocate. (Read more Drew Peterson stories.)

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