G105 Apology Accepted
April 17, 2008 at 9:11 AM (PT)
The NORTH CAROLINA State Commission of Indian Affairs Chairman PAUL BROOKS on WEDNESDAY accepted apologies offered by CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WDCG (G105)/RALEIGH for derogatory and racially charged remarks made by its morning host.
BOB DUMAS and co-hosts on G105's "BOB and the Showgram" morning show kidded an intern about her pending marriage to a LUMBEE Indian on the APRIL 1st show. DUMAS called Native Americans "lazy" and said "a lot of Indians live on the reservation."
DUMAS and station GM DICK HARLOW issued on-air apologies last week, and the station suspended DUMAS for three days.
BROOKS said in a statement that a WEDNESDAY meeting with HARLOW "reflected the educational outreach and cultural acceptance we sought. He demonstrated a willingness to open the door to a wide-reaching partnership and was sincere in his apology. He gave us his personal assurance that negative stereotypes of American Indians will not be heard again on G105."