Charlotte, NC – Shortly after the Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to ban R. Kelly from their metropolis, two radio stations in Charlotte, North Carolina is following swimsuit. WOSF-FM and WBAV-FM have determined to cease taking part in all of Kelly’s music — sure, even “I Believe I Can Fly.”
According to WBTV Charlotte, WOSF-FM operations supervisor Jeff Anderson made the decision.
“I simply don’t suppose it’s in one of the best curiosity to play R. Kelly, simply based mostly on the accusations which have come about – that haven’t been answered for and only for the controversy surrounding it,” Anderson stated. “” consider particularly the feminine group. They are up in arms. They don’t actually need that help there. They anticipate that we’d be a group chief. We are right here to serve the group at the beginning, be a voice.”
Local radio personalities say they’re fantastic with pulling Kelly’s music and haven’t acquired any pushback from listeners. Chirl Girl on 105.three FM made the choice to cease taking part in the disgraced R&B star’s earlier than the announcement.
“I’m a survivor of sexual abuse as a toddler,” Chirl Girl stated. “So it makes me really feel some form of manner, and once I hear the lyrics — all his songs have been creepy. All of them. If you could have been a sufferer of that sort of factor, it pulls you again into those self same scary circumstances, so I’m like why are we traumatizing the general public. We are right here to make them really feel good and dance and loosen up.”
The radio ban follows Lifetime’s damning Surviving R. Kelly documentary, which premiered final month.
“It appears like everyone is on one accord,” Anderson stated. “Everybody is singing the identical music and they’re saying this has been happening for a while.”