WKYS’s EZ Street Takes Brown Dilemma to Listeners

Endorsements are being dropped and radio stations have stopped playing his music, and 19-year-old singer Chris Brown is running into career-changing problems because of allegations he physically assaulted his 20-year-old girlfriend, Rihanna.

Both singers were absent from the Grammy’s after reports he punched her in the face.
WKYS-FM in Lanham, Maryland is waging an on-air campaign, asking its listeners to weigh in on whether it should drop his playlist from the air.

So far, callers to DJ EZ Street’s afternoon drive show seem to be saying overwhelmingly they should continue playing his music, because he should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Street says listener opinions will count, but a final decision by the WKYS program manager will also consider how the matter plays out in court.

About Kato Hammond

Kato Hammond is an American musician and journalist. He is the owner and creator of Take Me Out To The Go-Go, Inc. (TMOTTGoGo), editor and publisher of Take Me Out To The Go-Go Magazine, executive producer of TMOTTGoGo DVD Magazine, and webmaster of TMOTTGoGo.com and creator of TMOTTRadio.com. Take Me Out to the Go-Go Magazine gains attention from outside media outlets for its designation as 'the official gateway to a Washington, DC music culture.' Such magazines as Vibe have made Kevin Hammond and Take Me Out to the GoGo Magazine a significant source of information about the go-go music culture. His history as a musician includes performing and recording with the go-go bands Pure Elegance, Little Benny and the Masters, and Proper Utensils, as well as serving as music director to such bands as Fatal Attraction.
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