Friday, February 04, 2005

TSUNAMI SONG STATION SACKS SICKOS: Under strong pressure from parent group Emmis Communications, New York's Hot 97 have been forced to increase the sanctions against the team responsible for the racist tat song that made sport of the tsunami victims. The programme's producer Rick Del Gado - who wrote the thing - has now been canned, along with co-host Todd Lynn. The other suspended members of the team remain suspended, but will be allowed to be in charge of transmission equipment again soon - presumably just in time to do some dead Pope knockabout.

It's perhaps worth mentioning that one of the morning zoo squad - Miss Info - avoided suspension and sanctions; she alone had objected to the feature, in the face of the jeers of her colleagues.