Opie and Anthony Show No Remorse; XM Satellite Radio Suspends for 30 Days

The pair also expressed sympathy for former CBS Radio disc jockey Don Imus, saying his career is now “gone, just because he was trying to entertain people.”

May 15, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

McLEAN, Virginia — XM Satellite Radio suspended disc jockeys Opie and Anthony for 30 days on Tuesday, one week after the two aired crude sex comments about Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush and Queen Elizabeth and one day after making light of the incident in their broadcast.

“Comments made by Opie and Anthony on yesterday’s broadcast put into question whether they appreciate the seriousness of the matter,” Washington-based XM said in a statement Tuesday. “The management of XM Radio decided to suspend Opie and Anthony to make clear that our on-air talent must take seriously the responsibility that creative freedom requires of them.”

Opie and Anthony, who last week apologized for the sex comments, struck a more defensive tone on Monday’s broadcast. They lamented the state of radio and what they perceived as excessive reactions to comments made by themselves and other radio disc jockeys.

“We’re under the same scrutiny as (National Public Radio) — it doesn’t make sense,” they said on Monday’s show.

The pair also expressed sympathy for former CBS Radio disc jockey Don Imus, saying his career is now “gone, just because he was trying to entertain people.”

Read Full Story – AP
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Related:

Fleeing to the satellite waves, radio jocks Opie and Anthony reach even lower – This Week’s Top Scrooge(s), May 11, 2007

For Opie and Anthony the Apology Game Turns Into the Victim Game – TheScroogeReport.com

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