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One Station Relents, Will Play 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Listeners in San Francisco overwhelmingly vote in favor
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2018 7:21 AM CST
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(Newser) – The "Baby, It's Cold Outside" debate churns on. A station in the San Francisco area that put the song on hiatus amid concerns that it's inappropriate in the #MeToo era has put it back in rotation, reports KGO-TV. The reason for KOIT's move? In a poll, seven of 10 listeners wanted to hear the 1944 tune, says program director Brian Figula. Critics say the song comes uncomfortably close to condoning date rape, and stations in Cleveland and Denver and at least two in Canada have yanked it, notes CBS San Francisco. (The songwriter's daughter just weighed in, too.)

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