Less than a week after CBS and MSNBC fired shock jock Don Imus for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," a Mississippi-based hip-hop radio station Hot 97.7 WRBJ-FM initiated its own crackdown on sexist and violent rap lyrics. Michael V. Roberts Sr., chairman and CEO of Roberts Broadcasting Company which owns Hot 97, issued a statement to employees on Wednesday.
"As an African-American owner of four TV stations and one radio station, I am announcing, effective immediately, that music degrading women and other members of our community will no longer be played on Hot 97.7, WRBJ-FM," said Michael Roberts. "The rule applies to all broadcasting operations owned by my brother Steven and me."Roberts also sent a letter to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, thanking him for dismissing Don Imus and for setting an example for media executives worldwide. He forgot to mention that the real reason Imus got fired was because advertisers extricated their sponsorship from his radio show.