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Chris Brown's Songs Pulled Out of Radios Playlists After Alleged Attack

February 12, 2009 07:05:19 GMT

100.9 WNOU-FM in Indiana and WAKS-FM 96.5 in Cleveland decide not to play Chris Brown's music until the case involving him and Rihanna is settled.


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Several U.S. radio stations decide to pull out Chris Brown's songs from their playlists after the R&B singer is accused of attacking a woman, who is strongly believed to be Rihanna. One of the radios which has publicly dropped his music is pop-radio station 100.9 WNOU-FM, which is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

"The audience of RadioNOW 100.9 has requested that temporarily suspend the airplay of songs by Chris Brown," so the WNOU site announced. "We do not take domestic violence allegations lightly. Domestic violence, battery and assault are serious issues on our society."

WNOU program director Tim Rainey further claimed that the decision is based on "listener criticism of the singer after his arrest in connection with the assault of a woman." He was also said to have polled his audience for feedback, and 52 percent indeed voted to drop Chris' music.

Another radio which has deleted Chris' songs from its playlist is WAKS-FM 96.5 in Cleveland. Its nighttime DJ, Java Joel said, "After the alleged incident, the phones exploded. It's all that people wanted to talk about. They were outraged at this alleged behavior and wondered why we were continuing to support his music. I agreed, and immediately pulled all Chris Brown songs from my show until this thing shakes out in the legal system."

Kiss FM program director Bo Matthews also supported Java's decision, noting that "Chris has made some poor choices." He added, "We are following the lead of our listeners, and we will not be supporting Chris Brown on 96.5 Kiss FM in Cleveland until the alleged situation gets resolved."

Though the two radios have come out announcing not to play Chris Brown's music, Bob Burke, vice president/managing director for the radio-industry trade magazine Friday Morning Quarter Back, said that everything can happen. Stating "some [program managers] might play it safe," he was quick to add, "people stop playing his [Chris] music for a while or possibly drop it forever? It remains to be seen. Like R. Kelly, it's innocent until proven guilty."

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posted by realmusic on Feb 12, 2009
oooo like his making lots of money from his label??? c'mon guys like this might not lasted long in the music world, so give him some slack..honestly these days these dudes doesn't really make that much of "real" money unless they have their own label..shutting down his music might be bit cruel, considering without it many people has already shut their ear on him..poor dude, better start making real music, with real instruments and try to sell it outside the states for a while..
posted by DaBossyest! on Feb 12, 2009
GIRL U RIGHT I SAID THE EXACT THING ON DA ONLINE PETIOIN! DATS UNFAIR, PULL RIHANNAS MUSIC TOO, IN DA RUMORS SHE GAVE HIM AN STD SO PULL HERS TOO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
posted by Breezy AND Rihanna F on Feb 12, 2009
Thats stupid. Nobody dropped R Kelly (child molestation charge), TI (gun charges/assault), Lil Wayne (drugs/violence charges), Diddy (gun charge)Brittney Spears (all her 08 drama! including child endangerment)Cassidy, (guns/attempted murder)Lil Kim, (conspiracy AND someone was SHOT)Foxy Brown (assault on NAIL GIRL!) come on, for real? We talkin about ending a young mans music career when all these idiots were still getting airplay?? Somethin wrong w/this picutre!!

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