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Kentucky radio station plays “Baby, It's Cold Out” Repeating Backlash: “We're not Afraid To Play It”

A Kentucky radio station made its views on the controversial 1940s "Baby, It's Cold Outside", known for the weekend, by playing it repeatedly during a two-hour marathon on Sunday. The Christmas classic made headlines earlier this season when an Ohio radio station took away the holiday from its performance in November after a listener expressed concern about the texts, reignited an old debate across the country. Other radio stations reevaluated the song after WDOK Christmas 102.1 took it off air, but WAKY in Elizabethtown did not even briefly consider pulling it. Instead, the station decided to embrace the 1944 song, written by Frank Loesser, and some of the other versions that followed. "I'm not sure why it's controversial," said Warner, Warner Programming Manager WLKY. "We've been playing this song for years, you know this song is older than WAKY's. It's almost 70 years old." "BABY, IT'S COLD WITHOUT" THE CHRISTIAN SEAL CONTROL IS NOT NEW: A Brief History of the LYRICS DEBATE Kentuckians could listen to "Baby, It's Cold Out" at WAKY from 8:00 AM until 1 0:00 am Sunday. The station played five different versions of the melody, WLKY reports. The station also marketed the marathon on its Facebook page during the weekend. "BABY, IT'S COLD WITHOUT! We like it and we're not afraid to play it on WAKY for the next few hours!" WAKY published Sunday morning. Dozens of people commented on the post – many thank the station to take a stand. "Whoever said there is something…

A Kentucky radio station made its views on the controversial 1940s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, known for the weekend, by playing it repeatedly during a two-hour marathon on Sunday.

The Christmas classic made headlines earlier this season when an Ohio radio station took away the holiday from its performance in November after a listener expressed concern about the texts, reignited an old debate across the country.

Other radio stations reevaluated the song after WDOK Christmas 102.1 took it off air, but WAKY in Elizabethtown did not even briefly consider pulling it. Instead, the station decided to embrace the 1944 song, written by Frank Loesser, and some of the other versions that followed.

“I’m not sure why it’s controversial,” said Warner, Warner Programming Manager WLKY. “We’ve been playing this song for years, you know this song is older than WAKY’s. It’s almost 70 years old.”

“BABY, IT’S COLD WITHOUT” THE CHRISTIAN SEAL CONTROL IS NOT NEW: A Brief History of the LYRICS DEBATE

Kentuckians could listen to “Baby, It’s Cold Out” at WAKY from 8:00 AM until 1

0:00 am Sunday. The station played five different versions of the melody, WLKY reports.

The station also marketed the marathon on its Facebook page during the weekend.

“BABY, IT’S COLD WITHOUT! We like it and we’re not afraid to play it on WAKY for the next few hours!” WAKY published Sunday morning.

Dozens of people commented on the post – many thank the station to take a stand.

“Whoever said there is something wrong with this song, has nothing better to do with his time!” a listener wrote.

“The way to go! Thank you for standing up for the rest of us!” another added.

“Thank you for playing this song! I listen every morning on my way to work, especially LOVE the national anthem you play after the 6th news! Proud Pensioner Army Vet”, a man echoed.

Fredele said he was proud to play the song and thankful for the positive answers.

“It’s just a fun way to say,” Hi, this is our voice for that song. It’s a fun song. It’s a romantic song, Don

He confirmed that he is also a supporter of the # MeToo movement, but he does not think this song should be considered as problematic.

“This song is not about it.” it’s … is a dialogue between a man and a woman, and at the end of the song you hear them harmonizing each other so they agree in principle, “Fredele said.” It’s just a fun way to is a romantic song, do not choose it.

– Joe Fredele

But WDOK July 102.1 Host Desiray

OHIO RADIO STATION STOP PLAYS “BABY, IT’S COLD WITHOUT” AFTER LISTEN EXPRESSING ABOUT SONS LYRICS

“People Maybe say, “Oh, enough with this #MeToo” but if you really put it aside and listen to the lyrics … the song can be tempting, but maybe we may not promote that kind of idea, “Desiray added.

In melody, a female sings: “I really can not stop,” as a man answers: “But darling, it’s cold outside.”

In another part of a song, a woman’s songs are heard like “Say What’s in this drink?” “The answer is no” and “I have to come home.”

Fox News & # 39 Mariah Haas contributed to this report.

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