Philadelphia's 'Kidd Chris' Canned Over This Offensive Song:
PHILADELPHIA - CBS Corp. fired a radio host and a radio station's program director over a racist song that was performed on the air in March.
The song played on WYSP-FM during host Kidd Chris' morning show was "highly offensive and completely inappropriate for broadcast on our airwaves," CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo said in a statement Friday. "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."
The Philadelphia Daily News reported on its Web site Friday that it had obtained a transcription of the song's lyrics, which derided blacks and included numerous racial slurs.
What a jackass. In this day and age, with all of the restrictions on radio content and the prying eyes of the FCC constantly at watch, why in the name of God would a Program Director approve this? Not only was it approved but they played it several times. Look, I get it, the song isn't a far cry from something that Dave Chappelle would release but that doesn't deem it acceptable for morning radio. If Al Sharpton aired something quite the opposite of this, I would be offended. Thus, if I wasn't offended at this nonsense, I'd be even more of a jackass than this Kidd Chris character. Good luck working in terrestrial radio again.
Prediction: This guy will replace 'Bubba the Love Sponge' soon. He's a close friend of Howard Stern and Bubba's contract expires in about 10 months. He'll fill the void of offensive radio guy nicely.