MADISON, Wis – Radio station Madison has now drawn a controversial seasonal song from his waves, the head of the station said.
Family Broadcasting Director Fletcher Keyes said he had released all versions of "Baby It's Cold Outside" from rotation on Hank AM 1550 and 97.7 FM on Monday.
"Describes a scenario that would not be fine today, so we did not have the feeling we should have it," Keyes said. "We did not want to feel that we were okay with this kind of relationship situation."
Hank moved from a regular set of classic songs from the country to the country of Christmas music on November 22 and the holiday song – minus discussing the duet – will be played through Christmas.
Keyes said there were no complaints about "Baby It's Cold Outside" to the station, but the tone of the song in 2018 was different from when it was originally written in 1940.
"I think that especially for the song that was around for as long as it was, the review was important and timely," Keyes said.
He said he had pulled the song after reading some other station that did.
The Cleveland Radio Station who played Christmas music has recently extracted the song because it was not suitable at the time of the #MeToo movement that is geared towards raising awareness of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Ohio Station also took off this week.
Family Broadcasting in Mid West is owned and managed by dozens of radio stations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Missouri, including eight in Madison.
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