XM Suspends Opie And Anthony
May 15, 2007 at 11:56 AM (PT)
XM SATELLITE RADIO has suspended OPIE AND ANTHONY for 30 days, effective immediately. The suspension follows the airing of the "HOMELESS CHARLIE" rant about Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE last week for which XM and O&A apologized.
The company says in a press release, "Comments made by OPIE AND ANTHONY on yesterday's broadcast put into question whether they appreciate the seriousness of the matter. The management of XM RADIO decided to suspend OPIE AND ANTHONY to make clear that our on-air talent must take seriously the responsibility that creative freedom requires of them."