Friday, April 27, 2018

St. Louis Radio: FCC Urged To Pull KQQZ-AM License

Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed wants the FCC to pull the broadcasting license for 1190 KQQZ 1190 AM because of a radio host’s racist and homophobic comments on his show, reports Fox-TV2.

Radio host Bob Romanik, who hosts Kool Killer Kountry, has used the n-word on his show. Romanik said it’s his First Amendment right to say what he wants and asserts half his audience is African-American.

“I promise you when the rap artists quit using the n-word and as soon as Chris Rock quits using the n-word, I'll quit using n-word,” he said.

Senator Nasheed wants Romanik off the air, adding that he’s full of hate.

“To call individuals out of their names and call African-Americans the n-word, it’s unacceptable,” she said. “That’s why I’m calling for the FCC to remove (the station’s) license.”

Romanik said half his audience and callers are black and that he wants people to judge him but what he does, not by what he says.

An FCC spokesperson said the organization would review Sen. Nasheed’s complaint but declined further comment.

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