Both WKST-FM (96.1) and WBZW-FM (93.7) have pulled Chris Brown’s songs from their playlists for the forseeable future. Brown was arrested Sunday over an alleged assault involving his girlfriend, Rihanna. The Post-Gazette reports that WKST’s morning show received many calls from outraged listeners on Monday wondering why the station would continue to support his music. Music director and afternoon host Bonics wrote to listeners via the station website, “Our listeners have strong feelings about this.” He went on, “…we are following the lead of our listeners and will put his music on hold on 96.1 Kiss until the alleged situation gets resolved.”
CBS Pittsburgh Market Manager Michael Young called the move a “local programming decision” in regard to WBZW’s similar decision to pull the music.
LA Police presented a case regarding Chris Brown, but prosecutors are seeking investigation. Brown was booked on Sunday after supposedly making a criminal threat after a woman accused him of assaulting her the night before the Grammy Awards. Brown is free on bail.