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February 10, 2005

(Audio Posted) Miss Jones Returns to Hot 97 This Morning, Protest Set for Monday

UPDATE 2/11/05: Today's Newsday announces that their ads are being pulled from Hot's morning show, but their ads were heard throughout this morning's show. Apparently all ads will be pulled beginning on Monday.

Miss Jones returned to Hot 97 this morning, beginning the show with an apology you can listen to here. She followed up her apology with the maudlin gospel track "We Fall Down, But We Get Up" by Donnie McClurkin.

Note that her apology is carefully worded to avoid acknowledging that she herself specifically approved the airing of the song, suddenly referring to "all of us" instead of herself on that point.

DJ Envy was not heard on the show, and neither was Miss Info of course. Someone else was in the studio doing Miss Info's "celebrity drama" segment.

But everyone will be welcome this Monday Feb. 14th, when another protest is planned, in front of Hot 97's studios at 395
Hudson Street, from 12PM - 1 PM

Valentine's Day Protest Against the Tsunami Song!

Date: Monday, February 14, rain or shine
Time: 12:00 SHARP - 1:00 pm
Location: Hot 97 395 Hudson Street (at W. Houston St.) NY, NY

Join the Coalition against Hate Media's protest against Hot 97's Tsunami Song! On Valentine's Day, celebrate love by speaking out against hate, at the Hot 97 studios.

Travel directions: Take #1 train and get off Houston Street. Walk one block west to Hudson Street.

In unity, the coalition demands that Emmis Communications take corporate responsibility by doing ALL of the following:

- terminate Miss Jones and management executives involved in the production and broadcast of the Tsunami song

-Donate one week's worth of corporate revenue to a dvierse group of tsunami relief organizations and local community organizations

-implement independent sensitivity training conducted by a third party and approved by CAHM and establish clear written corporate policies against discrimination, prejudice and hate

--begin and maintain a dialogue with NYC Councilmember Liu's office and CAHM members and other community organizations to implement the above and oher long-term solutions to prevent the recurrence of hate-based programming.

Bring signs against hate, against racism, and against the tsunami song! Signs with wooden sticks are not allowed, but cardboard tubes and hand-held signs are allowed.

The Coalition Against Hate Media (CAHM) is a broad coalition of
community groups that opposes programs and broadcasters who deliver
messages of hate against people of any race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religious background.

Posted by jsmooth995 at February 10, 2005 10:18 PM

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