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Kentucky radio station plays ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ on repeat amid backlash: ‘We’re not afraid to play it’ | Fox News

Radio stations in San Francisco and Cleveland have pulled ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ in show of support for the #MeToo movement.

A Kentucky radio station certainly made its opinion on the controversial 1940s song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” known this weekend, by playing it on repeat during a two-hour marathon on Sunday.

The Christmas classic made headlines earlier this season when an Ohio radio station removed the holiday hit from its lineup in November after a listener expressed concerns on the lyrics, reigniting an old debate across the country.

Other radio stations reevaluated the song after WDOK Christmas 102.1 took it off the air, but WAKY in Elizabethtown didn’t even briefly consider pulling it. Instead, the station decided to embrace the 1944 song, written by Frank Loesser, and some of the other versions that followed.

“I’m not sure why it’s controversial,” Joe Fredele, director of programming for WAKY, told WLKY. “We’ve played this song for years, you know, this song is older than WAKY is. It’s almost 70 years old.”

Kentuckians were able to listen to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on WAKY from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. The station played five different versions of the tune, WLKY reports.

The station also promoted the marathon on its Facebook page over the weekend.

“BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! We like it and we’re not afraid to play it on WAKY for the next couple of hours!” WAKY posted Sunday morning.

Dozens of people commented on the post — many thanking the station for taking a stand.

“Whoever said there’s something wrong with this song, seriously has nothing better to do with their time!” one listener wrote.

“Way to go! Thank you for standing up for the rest of us!” another added.

“Thank you for playing this song! I listen every morning on my way to work, especially LOVE the national anthem you play after the 6am news! Proud retired Army Vet,” one man echoed.

Fredele said he was proud to play the song, and thankful for the positive responses.

“It’s just a fun way of saying, ‘Hey, this is our vote for that song. It’s a fun song. It’s a romantic song, don’t pick on it,'” Fredele added.

He confirmed he’s also a supporter of the #MeToo movement but he doesn’t think this song should be considered problematic.

“This song is not about that. All it is … is a dialogue between a man and a woman, and at the end of the song, you hear them harmonize together, so they’re agreeing basically,” Fredele said.

“It’s just a fun way of saying, ‘Hey, this is our vote for that song. It’s a fun song. It’s a romantic song, don’t pick on it.'”

But WDOK Christmas 102.1 host Desiray told Fox 8 there have been many valid points raised about the song.

“People might say, ‘Oh, enough with that #MeToo,’ but if you really put that aside and listen to the lyrics … the tune might be catchy, but let’s maybe not promote that sort of an idea,” Desiray added.

In the tune, a female sings: “I really can’t stay,” to which a man responds: “But baby, it’s cold outside.”

In another part of a song, a woman is heard singing lines like “Say what’s in this drink?,” “The answer is no” and “I’ve gotta get home.”

Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.

Let’s All Obsess Over This Intricate Map of Alt Music History

It started with The Sex Pistols. Specifically, with The Sex Pistols’ June 4, 1976 show at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. The concert now ranks as one of the most influential performances of all time, up there with Woodstock. But the audience, not the band, made the show famous. Around 30 or 40 people showed up (although thousands would later claim to have attended), and rumor has it that crowd included the guys who would go on to start bands like The Smiths, Joy Division, and the Buzzcocks.

Rumors are enough for the designers at Dorothy, a studio that just released a data-viz poster called “Alternative Love Blueprint—A History of Alternative Music.” The poster ($43), like punk rock, begins with The Sex Pistols. A charted history of counter-culture rock music spills out from there, though not in any kind of linear, board game kind of way. “Taking that gig as a starting point, I tried to map out the bands who influenced each other in some way up to that point, from the early proto-punk and garage rockers, through CBGB’s era of punk,” says James Quail, the designer. “Then I mapped out where those scenes led through punk, post-punk, 2 tone & ska, hardcore, Riot Grrrl, Grunge, and so on.”

To organize these complex connections, Quail based the poster on a circuit board from a transistor radio. (Dorothy’s last music-mapping print, of electronic music, used the circuit board from a theremin as the template.) For the new print, Quail picked the The Regency TR-1—the first commercially available Transistor Radio—for symbolic reasons: it came out in 1954, the year Bill Haley & His Comets recorded “Rock around the Clock”.

Like a Spotify Weekly playlist manifested into poster form and frozen in time, the “Alternative Love Blueprint” uses musical connections to identify listening recommendations. “If you like one band you might like this other band because they hang out in the same scene, or share some band members, or they influenced each other,” Quail says. Those in between bands—the ones printed in tiny typeface, sandwiched between legends like The Clash and Television—are delightfully easy to find here.