‘Producer Joe’ of ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ show arrested in Chicago area

Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 08:55:09-04

Photo from the DuPage County Sheriff

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – A member of the Free Beer & Hot Wings radio show has been arrested for an alleged assault.

Joseph Gassmann, who is known on the show as “Producer Joe” was arrested Sunday in Naperville, Illinois, which is just west of Chicago in DuPage county.

He was arrested for two counts of domestic battery, which are Class A misdemeanors in Illinois.

The DuPage County Jail confirmed that Gassmann had been in custody. He was released Sunday morning.  He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on April 23.

The Free Beer & Hot Wings show originates from Grand Rapids and is heard on radio stations in 26 states, according to the information page on their website. Gassmann is a Chicago native, according to his online biography.

Townsquare Media released a statement Tuesday morning:

“As you may be aware, Joe Gassmann of The Free Beer and Hot Wings show was arrested after a domestic altercation this past Saturday night. Joe has been suspended and will not be appearing on the show, pending resolution of the police investigation of the matter.”
Rick Sarata – Market President – CRO – Townsquare Media