KOSI-FM in Denver is owned by Bonneville. PD Jim Lawson says listeners to his radio station have voted overwhelmingly to put “Baby It’s Cold Outside” back on the radio. And, the station has done so.
The station began receiving complaints from listeners regarding the song after reading a national story about Entercom’s WDOK in Cleveland pulling the song because listeners believed it contained lyrics about sexual harassment.
On Monday Lawson decided to “rest” the song from the KOSI rotation and began conducting an on-line poll to determine the community’s position. “We value the opinion of all our listeners and appreciate the feedback we received. 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.”