Radio One – St. Louis’ PD, Derrick “Lil’ D” Greene issued this statement:
“95.5 R&B for the Lou would like to acknowledge the overwhelming response of calls and social media posts in reference to the derogatory comment made about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Channel 2 News Thursday morning. However, we are asking you to direct your calls and concerns to Kurt Krueger, General Manager at Channel 2. Give him a call at 314-213-2222. That’s Kurt Krueger, 314-213-2222 and thanks from your number one community connection, 95.5 R&B for the Lou.”
A St. Louis TV reporter recently referred to the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as “Martin Luther Coon Jr.,” which may have went under the radar for some. After this was brought to the attention of the station by a viewer, Kevin Steincross, of KTVI, did issue an apology and as a result will not be fired or face additional disciplinary actions.
Not the same can be said for Jereme Kappell of WHEC in New York, who was fired from his position as a meteorologist for literally doing the same thing.
What are your thoughts on this St. Louis?
Source: USA Today
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