It seems the people have a voice after all. it took them long enough but i'm glad the powers that be finally did the right thing. My only hope is that Ms. Info didn't suffer the same punishment as her colleagues, since all she did was protest the airing (although her bio on the hot97 site has been pulled-- a bad sign). hiphopmusic.com's take. some excerpts from the Reuters story, as seen on cnn.com
Radio station pulls show over tsunami slur
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The entire staff of the New York radio show "Miss Jones in the Morning" was taken off the air on Wednesday after broadcasting a song that ridiculed victims of the tsunami in South Asia, the radio station said.
Jones and her team were suspended indefinitely, according to publicist Lizzie Grubman, who declined to say whether Jones would feature in another show at a later date.
"What happened is morally and socially indefensible," said Rick Cummings, president of Emmis Radio. The station is owned by Emmis Communications Corp.
"All involved, myself included, are ashamed and deeply sorry. I know the members of the morning show are truly contrite. They know their actions here are inexcusable," Cummings said in a statement. full story
In related news, the Chinese American rapper Jin has put together a response (mp3) of his own to the song.
Read for yourself what Todd Lynn, the same guy who said he was "gonna shoot some asians," had to say (aim convo courtesy of hiphopmusic.com). If phone transcriptions are more your style check out the scoop from trickology.com. "out of context" my @#$. According to Hashim all he needs is a blog.