WPGB morning man and syndicated talker Jim Quinn issued an apology Friday for comments made back in November. Quinn’s comments paralleled public welfare with slavery and the comments were recently tagged by a media watchdog group who called Quinn “Radioactive” on their website.

“When you are on the air for as long as I have been, I suppose it’s only a matter of time before you say something that cannot be adequately defended. My comments comparing welfare to slavery was one such event,” Quinn said in the on-air apology. The Post-Gazette cites Quinn’s website stating that he was not encouraged to apolgize by the station. Rather it was Quinn’s conscience which moved him to make the apology.