Kim Kane Joins Power 105; Station Withdraws From Reggae Festival
August 23, 2007 at 9:05 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Urban WWPR(POWER 105.1)/NEW YORK brings abord KIM KANE as weekend personality/fill-in. Her regular weekend shift will be from 6-10p on SATURDAY and SUNDAY.
PD HELEN LITTLE said, “I have been following KIM’s career as an outsider since she has been on the East Coast, and I'm excited that she is finally part of our team.”
Station Withdraws From Reggae Carifest
In other POWER 105 news, the station withdrew its sponsorship of SATURDAY's Reggae Carifest because two artists on the bill have used anti-gay language in their songs.
The two dancehall reggae artists, BUJU BANTON and BOUNTY KILLER, have both drawn fire for their lyrics over the years. BANTON's song "Boom Bye Bye" advocates burning and shooting gay men; BOUNTY KILLER's song "Another Level" refers to drowning them.
NEWSDAY reports the station quietly withdrew its support from the festival on WEDNESDAY after receiving a call from The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad).