After Complaints, Cleveland Radio Station Pulls Christmas Song

Dec 3, 2018
Originally published on December 3, 2018 8:22 am
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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A radio station in Cleveland has had enough of a classic Christmas song. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" always seemed a little creepy. A woman sings, I really can't stay, and a man tries to keep her there. She asks, what's in this drink?

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE")

MARILYN MAXWELL: (Singing) Say, what's in this drink?

DEAN MARTIN: (Singing) No cabs to be had...

INSKEEP: The duet has been around since 1944. But WDOK-FM banned it, finding it goes too far for 2018. Much like the woman on the date, it simply must go. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.