Kevin Adell. (courtesy photo)

In the great tradition of giving far too much press to Kevin Adell’s radio station, we write to share that the 9:10 a.m. owner called the cops on a Livingston County Sheriff’s Sgt. threatened over his “hiring” of state Rep. Jewell Jones.

sergeant. Cory Rosenbergh says he wrote to Adell in a bid to meet him about Jones, 26, who joined the station’s roster this week after a series of silly stunts. They notably threatened to call the governor against the officers who arrested him for drunk driving in April and brought a handcuff key to the Livingston County jail after he was arrested in September for a series of violations. obligations.

Here is what Rosenbergh had to say:

“Hey Mr. Adell. I’m so glad you hired a criminal who tried to smuggle a handcuff key into my prison! Very thoughtful of you, sir. Let’s see, why would anyone try to smuggle a key in? contraband in a prison? Maybe hurt someone who works there?! Like me! I’d like to meet you, Mr. Adell. Please call me.

Not only did Jewell Jones fight with the police on the outside, but he planned to try (to) injure correctional officers on the inside. If you don’t call me, I’ll show up at your building for a meeting here, sir. If you’re not a coward, please call me so we can discuss why you would choose (sic) to hire a lying trash like Jewell Jones. Thank you.”

Adell filed a report with Southfield Police on Wednesday, saying the message included a threat.

“He said if you don’t call me, I’ll show up,” Adell said. “Radio stations don’t like threats and they don’t like people coming. If you don’t like that, don’t listen.”

The sergeant, however, says he never threatened Adell.

“I’m not stupid,” Rosenbergh said when reached by phone Wednesday. “I don’t even know the guy.”

Informed police were now involved, Rosenbergh said, “Jeez oh Pete’s.”

The Southfield Police Department confirmed on Thursday it was investigating, but said on a preliminary basis the case was unlikely to result in criminal charges.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Led by Mike Murphy, a Republican who campaigned for Donald Trump, he was accused in December of infringing on free speech when he sought criminal charges against a woman who criticized anti-maskers on Twitter. The county attorney’s office denied the warrant application.

Adell also accused Rosenbergh of attacking free speech.

“Jewell Jones should be given equal treatment,” he said. “(Rosenbergh is) there to protect the citizens – not to have an opinion on whether someone should be on the radio or not. How is he a sergeant?”

910am Superstation serves a predominantly black audience and has a reputation for giving a platform to current and former high profile politicians who have fallen out of favor. Adell defended that approach on Wednesday with a maxim about second chances and compared the station’s product to WWF wrestling.

“You don’t watch it for real wrestling – it’s shock and awe,” he said. “That’s the way to watch radio. We won’t get a Murrow Award, it’s entertainment.”

Also, “It’s not like (Jones) was molesting little kids or anything, he was caught fighting with the police.”

Adell expects Jones’ show to offer a combination of entertainment and “probably a little advice – like don’t bring a key to jail or something.” He said the state representative was appealing to the station’s main show of black men between the ages of 24 and 54 and had already brought in new ad dollars to its daily 7-9 a.m. time slot. (Jones, however, won’t be earning a salary, as is customary for 910 hosts.)

Adell also says he has a hunch Jones will help grow the station’s white viewership — at least by one.

Rosenbergh “is going to listen all the time,” he said. “If he took the time to write a note and threaten me, he’s really going to like it.”