Black-Owned Broadcasting Company Bans Racist and Sexist Music, Shows

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Wednesday, April 18 2007 Apr 18, 2007 Wednesday, April 18, 2007 12:03:11 PM CDT April 18, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis-based broadcasting company is banning programming and music lyrics that it deems violent, sexist and racist. The decision by black-owned Roberts Broadcasting comes less than a week after the firing of radio host Don Imus in a case that renewed debate about language used in the media. Brothers Michael and Steven Roberts operate a business that includes a broadcasting unit with TV stations in St. Louis; Evansville, Indiana; Columbia, South Carolina; and Jackson, Mississippi. The company also operates WRBJ FM, a hip-hop station in Jackson, Mississippi. Starting immediately, songs with offensive lyrics will be banned on the radio station. The company will also look more closely at syndicated shows it purchases for the TV stations.

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