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Billings radio host “Big J” suspended for one week without pay following assault arrest

Posted at 4:35 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:47-04

BILLINGS- A popular Billings radio DJ has been suspended for a week without pay following his arrest for misdemeanor partner or family member assault.

Officials at Radio Billings/ Upstream Media announced Monday on The Big J Show’s Facebook page that they take Saturday arrest of Jason Harris, known as Big J, seriously.

Radio Billings/ Upstream Media owns the radio station Hot 101.9, which airs The Big J Show weekday mornings.

Harris pleaded not guilty Monday in Billings Municipal Court, and station officials said they also respect his presumption of innocence.

Harris, 35, was arrested Saturday night after police responded to a report of a fight with a woman.

According to a police report, Harris and the woman both struck each other, but police determined Harris was the “primary aggressor” and arrested him.

The woman, who was not identified in the report, told police that she feared for her life, according to the report.

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