Radio station returns ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ to playlist after ‘overwhelming’ poll results

Radio station returns ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ to playlist after ‘overwhelming’ poll results

[Ed. – The voice of the people]

After polling thousands of Bay Area radio listeners, San Francisco’s KOIT radio station announced it was returning the controversial “Baby It’s Cold Outside” holiday song to its daily playlist. CBS San Francisco reports that following a national outcry against the song, KOIT Program Director Brian Figula opted last week to place the song on hold while seeking further listener feedback.

“After hearing from thousands of Bay Area listeners via polling, phone calls, emails and social media, KOIT has concluded that the vast majority consider the song to be a valuable part of their holiday tradition, and they still want to hear it on the radio,” Figula said in a statement on Monday.

Figula said when it came to the vote, it wasn’t even close with 77 percent of listeners opposed to banning the song.

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“KOIT’s listeners have spoken, and the overwhelming message is they do want to hear ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ on our station, as they have throughout the years,” he said.

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