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Radio station plays 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' on repeat for 2-hours to show support of song

Posted: 6:46 AM, Dec 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-19 12:46:01Z

A Kentucky radio station waded into the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" controversy by holding a 2-hour long marathon of the song over the weekend, according to a post on their Facebook page.

WAKY-FM played the song on repeat despite other radio stations recently announcing they will be pulling it from their playlists. Star 102.1 said the Academy Award-winning holiday song was pulled from their station because the lyrics were deemed inappropriate.

The song was written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and follows the conversation of a man asking a woman to stay with him a little longer because it’s cold outside.

The song generates conversation and sometimes controversy every year over lines such as “say, what’s in this drink” and “I ought to say no, no, no, sir” as evidence of the man attempting to coerce the woman into staying against her will.

Supporters of the song point to lyrics such as “at least I’m going to say that I tried,” and “I wish I knew how to break this spell” as her being more concerned about other people’s perception of her rather than her lack of interest.

WAKY-FM said on their Facebook page that they appeared on Fox and Friends because of the promotion.

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