Miss Jones Returns to Hot 97 This Morning, Protest Set for Monday, February 14

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Valentine's Day Protest Against the Tsunami Song!
Date: Monday, February 14, rain or shine
Time: 12:00 SHARP - 1:00 pm
Location: Hot 97 395 Hudson Street (at W. Houston St.) NY, NY

UPDATE 2/11/05: Today's Newsday announces that their ads are being pulled from Hot's morning show, but their ads were heard throughout this morning's show. Apparently all ads will be pulled beginning on Monday.

Miss Jones returned to Hot 97 this morning, beginning the show with an apology you can listen to here. She followed up her apology with the maudlin gospel track "We Fall Down, But We Get Up" by Donnie McClurkin.

Note that her apology is carefully worded to avoid acknowledging that she herself specifically approved the airing of the song, suddenly referring to "all of us" instead of herself on that point.

DJ Envy was not heard on the show, and neither was Miss Info of course. Someone else was in the studio doing Miss Info's "celebrity drama" segment.

Join the Coalition against Hate Media's protest against Hot 97's Tsunami Song! On Valentine's Day, celebrate love by speaking out against hate, at the Hot 97 studios.

In unity, the coalition demands that Emmis Communications take corporate responsibility by doing ALL of the following:

- terminate Miss Jones and management executives involved in the production and broadcast of the Tsunami song

-Donate one week's worth of corporate revenue to a dvierse group of tsunami relief organizations and local community organizations

-implement independent sensitivity training conducted by a third party and approved by CAHM and establish clear written corporate policies against discrimination, prejudice and hate

--begin and maintain a dialogue with NYC Councilmember Liu's office and CAHM members and other community organizations to implement the above and oher long-term solutions to prevent the recurrence of hate-based programming.

Bring signs against hate, against racism, and against the tsunami song! Signs with wooden sticks are not allowed, but cardboard tubes and hand-held signs are allowed.

The Coalition Against Hate Media (CAHM) is a broad coalition of community groups that opposes programs and broadcasters who deliver
messages of hate against people of any race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religious background.

Feb 1 Updates: HOT 97's Del Gado Fired, Lynn Fired, Emmis Donates $1 Million!

In first steps of our victory, Emmis faxed a press release to AMWD - it says that they are firing Rick
Del Gado and Todd Lynn, and donating $1 million to Give2Asia for Tsunami

Miss Jones, DJ Envy and Tasha Hightower are getting two-week suspensions. Miss Info has not been suspended.

Read the HOT 97 press release Fax to Asian Media Watchdog

The newspaper stories: HOT 97 'Tsunami Song' fallout: 3 suspended, 2 fired For two, tsunami joke is a swan song

However, we believe it's still not enough. In addition to firing the scapegoats, Miss Jones should be fired too! Insiders are saying that it's so apparent that Emmis and Hot 97 are more concerned with getting Miss Jones back on the air for the all important February ratings sweeps period (and for Black History Month)! As NYC Council Member Liu says, "Emmis Communications $1 Million Offer is Too Little, Too Late"

Please Sign Our Protest Letter to HOT 97! until our full demands are meet

Please listern for yourself: The HOT 97 Tsunami Song Tsunami Song Long Vision

JAN 28: Students, Community Leaders Protest Hot 97 Studios, Denounce 'Tsunami Song' Producers

NEW YORK - January 28 10:00 a.m., students held a protest rally in front of Hot 97 WQHT-FM Studios in New York to denounce the production and repeated broadcasts of the racially inflammatory Hot 97 "Tsunami Song," and to hold the radio station and parent company responsible. The song was broadcast on the morning of December 18, sung by the hosts of the "Miss Jones in the Morning Show," and posted on to the Hot 97 website. The Complete Story

However, according from Asian Media Watchdog, at the rally against HOT 97's Tsunami Song, Councilman John Liu revealed that the Miss Jones in the Morning Show team is getting a *paid* suspension! The station has rewarded Miss Jones for her hateful antics with a paid vacation! The Complete Story

Our Struggle is not over yet, please keep the pressure continue by:

Sign our petition to protest HOT 97

Call their sponsors to pull their sponsorships from HOT 97!


January 28: Call to Protest at HOT 97

Jan 22: Emergnecy Action to Protest HOT 97 Racist "Tsunami Song"

Please Sign Our Protest Letter to HOT 97!

Some Recent News Coverage From the Major Media

Hot 97 heavily criticized over offensive tsunami song
Newsday, NY (1/26/2005)
"The Tsunami Song," a parody of "We are the World" that was aired by Hot 97 morning host Miss Jones, takes jabs at the tragedy and uses ethnic slurs. ...

Hot 97 is weathering 'Tsunami Song' storm
New York Daily News (1/26/2005)

Hot 97 Radio Personality Under Fire For Tsunami Parody
SoundSlam.com (1/25/2005)


Newsday (1/25/2005)

1/26 Updates: "Suspended Indefinitely!!!" - Hot 97 "Miss Jones in the Morning Show"

This morning (1/26) the notified us that the Hot 97 "Miss Jones in the Morning Show" is "suspended indefinitely" over her recent racist "Tsunami Song, " listen to the Hot 97 announcement

This is the major victory for us, but we still need to see what is exacetly "suspended indefinitely" is about. Furthermore, Their official apology neglected to address the racial slur and this is troubling, since our goals include: sanctions by FCC, sensitivity training, and economic pressure until we are satisfied that the source of problem has been addressed.

Please stay turned for more updates!

Lee Siu Hin
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
ActionLA Coalition
Peace No War Network
Tel: (626)695-3405
e-mail: siuhin@aol.com

January 23, 2005
National Immigrant Solidarity Network Alert! and Appeal

National Immigrant Solidarity Network had been deeply outraged by a recent radio broad cast by New York City HOT 97's "Miss Jones in the Morning Show" ran a racist song call Tsunami Song that ridicules the victims of the Tsunami as "ch*nks" whose children will now be sold into child slavery.

Below is a link to the mp3 for you to listen for yourself:

The HOT 97 Tsunami Song

The HOT 97 Tsunami Song Long Vision
On this tape you hear them introducing the "Tsunami Song," then Miss Jones and co-host Todd Lynn launching into an abusive tirade against Miss Info when she voices her objection to it. Miss Jones finally tells Info she's only complaining because "you feel superior, probably because you're Asian."

Then, after Miss Info has said the song is offensive to Asians, co-host Todd Lynn informs her: "I'm gonna start shooting Asians." Yes, he really says that.

This is a racist and sexist song, their actions had been deeply disrespect at least 225,000 people who died from the tragedy.

CONTACT HOT 97 NOW! Demand that Miss Jones and all others involved in the creation of the Tsunami Song be fired. Let them know that racial epithets and mockery of a tragedy will not be tolerated.

HOT 97
395 Hudson St. 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-9797


In addition, we are calling the activists and peace loving people from different ethnic background and across the country, to co-sign a letter of protest to the HOT 97, and hold a rally at the first week of February to deliver at their station on New York City (detail will be announce soon).

We drafted a sign-in letter will send to HOT 97 please contact us before February 1st if you would like to co-sign, any suggestions and modifications are welcome.


1) Not for the Light Hearted--HOT 97's Miss Jones & Tsunami Victims (NAASCON)



4) OCA New York Chapter Condemns Racist Hot-97 "Tsunami Song" (January 24, 2005)

1) Not for the Light Hearted--HOT 97's Miss Jones & Tsunami Victims (NAASCON)

From: naascon_news@yahoo.com
January 22, 2005

For the last week, HOT 97's Miss Jones in the Morning Show has been running a culturally insensitive and degrading skit for the last week called the Tsunami Song that ridicules the victims of the Tsunami as "ch*nks" whose children will now be sold into child slavery.

Below is an excerpt from the skit:


There was a time when the sun was shining bright
So I went down to the beach to catch me a tan
Then the next thing I knew, a wave twenty feet high
Came and washed your country away

And all at once you could hear the screaming ch*nks
And no one was safe from the wave
There were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept away You could hear God laughing, "Swim, you b*tches, swim!"

So now you're screwed, it's the tsunami
You better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
and now your children will be sold to child slavery (2X)

In an attempt to minimize public outcry and escape unscathed, HOT 97 has already disabled the link to the Tsunami Song. However, below is a link to the mp3 for you to listen for yourself:

The Tsunami Song

Although HOT 97 has recently issued a formal apology, it does not reflect the atrocious nature of their act:

January 21, 2005

HOT 97 regrets the airing of material that made light of a serious and tragic event. We apologize to our listeners and anyone who was offended.

HOT97 takes pride in its community involvement and in the last few weeks has joined with broadcasters nationwide to raise money for victims of the Tsunami. Our relief effort will result in a substantial cash donation.

As an additional sign of HOT 97ís commitment to the cause, Miss Jones in the Morning, along with her entire staff, have agreed to contribute one weekís pay to Tsunami Relief efforts.

If you wish to make a further comment, you can send an e-mail to the program director jdimick@hot97.emmis.com or you can write to:

395 Hudson Street 7th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10014



CONTACT HOT 97 NOW! Demand that Miss Jones and all others involved in the creation of the Tsunami Song be fired. Let them know that racial epithets and mockery of a tragedy will not be tolerated.

HOT 97
395 Hudson St. 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-9797



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