FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2018
Contact: Jim Lawson, Program Director – KOSI 101.1
KOSI 101.1 LISTENERS VOTE “BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE” BACK ON THE RADIO
KOSI 101.1 announced today it has placed the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” back into its daily rotation. The results of an on-line poll with over 15,000 responses, conducted at www.kosi101.com, showed overwhelmingly that KOSI 101.1 listeners were in favor of the holiday classic returning to the air.
Over the weekend, the station began receiving complaints from listeners regarding the song as a result of a national story that a radio station in Cleveland has stopped playing the song. On Monday, the station decided to rest the song and began conducting the on-line poll to determine the community’s position on the song.
“We value the opinion of all our listeners and appreciate the feedback we received,” said KOSI 101.1 Program Director, Jim Lawson. “Respondents voted 95% in favor of us keeping the song as part of KOSI 101.1’s tradition of playing all of your holiday favorites. While we are sensitive to those who may be upset by some of the lyrics, the majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive.”
About Bonneville International Corporation
KOSI 101.1 is owned and operated by Bonneville International Corporation. Bonneville International is a legacy broadcaster dedicated to informing, entertaining and uplifting its audiences. Founded in 1964, Bonneville currently owns and operates 21 radio stations and one TV station. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Bonneville is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, a for profit arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information about Bonneville International, please visit www.bonneville.com.