The decision, which isn’t groundbreaking either for radio or for the station, is being decried as “OMG CENSORSHIP” by people on its Facebook group. The station’s program director (who for some reason has changed his last name to “Blogg”) responds and morning host Lisa Player republishes some comments on her blog.
I’m on the fence about this kind of blanket ban of an artist. On one hand, this tool could be misused. On the other hand, a station should have every right to decide for itself what it should play, and if they want to ban someone they don’t like, that’s their choice.
I’d be happier if the decisions rested with actual DJs instead of corporate-minded program directors, but DJ freedom went out the door long ago, sadly.
I should also applaud CJFM for standing up to criticism on its Facebook page (and it’s gotten quite a lot of it) when other media outlets would just delete those kinds of comments.