Axe Falls Over Hot 97 Tsunami Song
Fabruary 1, 2005

WQHT (Hot 97)/New York and Emmis Communications have announced the termination of morning show personality Todd Lynn and producer Rick Delgado, effective immediately. Emmis will also make a lump-sum donation of $1 million to Give2Asia to aid the organization in its Tsunami relief and recovery effort.

Other members of the morning show crew -- Miss Jones, DJ Envy and Tasha Hightower -- have each been given two-week suspensions with their salaries being redirected to Give2Asia for the duration of their suspensions, which will end on Wednesday, February 9. Another member of the morning show, Miss Info, was not suspended.

A statement by Emmis said: "An internal investigation by Hot 97 and Emmis determined that the singularly egregious actions of Lynn and Delgado warranted termination from their employment at the station."

"The actions of the morning show crew were socially and morally indefensible and the entire Emmis family is ashamed by this," added Emmis President Rick Cummings. "Emmis and Hot 97 have investigated this matter thoroughly over the course of the last week. Our decision to terminate Mr. Delgado and Mr. Lynn while suspending the other members of the morning crew sends a message that this type of insensitivity is utterly unacceptable."

Delgado was terminated for his role in writing, producing and airing "The Tsunami Song," the highly insensitive parody of the 1985 single "We Are the World." Lynn was let go for making offensive, racially insensitive comments while on the air.




 
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