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Rapper's Radio Show Goes On

March 13, 2001

Radio station KKBT-FM (100.3) will continue to carry rapper Snoop Dogg's syndicated radio program despite calls from an activist to drop it.

Najee Ali, executive director of Project Islamic Hope, has asked the station to cancel the show because Snoop Dogg has released an X-rated video. Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One Inc., which owns KKBT, has been a critic of the sexist and misogynistic content of some rap music.

Nancy Leichter, general manager of the station, said the station and Hughes have told Najee Ali that they do not support or promote Snoop Dogg's videos but support his right of free expression. They will continue airing the show, she said.

Ali renewed his protest Monday at a news conference held outside Flynt Publications' West Los Angeles offices. Flynt, through its Hustler Video subsidiary, released the Snoop Dogg video and plans an entire line of them.

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