Cleveland Radio Station Stops Playing Chris Brown Songs

February 10, 2009 By:
Cleveland Radio Station Stops Playing Chris Brown Songs

Chris Brown is not having a good week. Left and right he keeps getting the shaft after the incident involving him and Rihanna. The latest is that a popular radio station in Cleveland, Ohio has pulled all of his music off their on-air rotation. WAKS 96.5FM has removed Chris’ music from the lineup, and it’s thought that this will perhaps start a trend across the country.

Evening personality Java Joel said in a statement, "After the alleged incident the phones exploded. It's all that people wanted to talk about. They were outraged at this alleged behavior and wondered why we were continuing to support his music. I agreed and immediately pulled all Chris Brown songs from my show until this thing shakes out in the legal system."

And Java Joel’s decision ended up affecting the entire station. Program Director Bo Matthews then put out a statement saying,
"His listeners have strong feelings about these unfortunate events, and he made the decision to take the Chris Brown songs off the radio while he is on the air. I then made the decision to rid the whole station of Chris Brown songs while this plays out.”

We have to say we’re not surprised. It just leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. We have a feeling this won’t be the last radio station to pull Chris’ music from the lineup. In fact, we’re surprised more haven’t already.