I thought something was amiss when I heard a ‘best of’ being played this morning:
WYSP/Philadelphia has fired morning show host Kidd Chris and program director John Cook due to the airing of a racist song. The song “Schwoogies” was originally performed by Lady Gash in the studio on March 21 and sung to the tune of Blondie‘s “Call Me.” The song aired a few times before it became an issue resulting in the terminations.
“We found the song to be highly offensive and completely inappropriate for broadcast on our airwaves. When senior management of the station learned that it had been played, they took immediate steps to prevent it from ever appearing on the station again,” CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo told FMQB. “At the same time, we launched an extensive internal investigation into the situation including a thorough review of the editorial controls and systems we have in place to prevent this type of content from airing. We instituted additional educational training for the station, and have taken appropriate disciplinary action, including termination of the individuals involved.”
It WAS pretty offensive. Didn’t it play months ago though? I wonder where Foley will end up. I never understood why he placated all the racist stuff from some of the regular callers. It wasn’t really needed for the show to be funny.
For fans of the show: Half-Ninja (Chris McDevitt) reports there’s a party at Levy’s Comedy Club tonight.