posted on May, 8 2003 @ 11:40 AM
A radio station is a business. They have the right to make their own policies. They are not a forum for anyone and everyone to exercise their free
speech. DJ's have and will be fired if they say things that reflect badly (in the execs' minds) on the station. Likewise, a station can say who it
will and will not play. Many feel that the Dixie Chicks (by insulting the president, not by being against the war) ticked off a lot of their fanbase,
and some stations didn't want to be dragged down with them.
An interesting side note to this...in my neck of the woods, Clear Channel had already sponsored a Dixie Chicks concert (before the comment), and yet
it allowed it's DJs to say "don't go to the concert"