And so, here we are. This is incredibly painful, despite all their efforts to make the decision easier. But there is no other choice.— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) July 19, 2018
I will no longer be broadcasting on @WBAI. pic.twitter.com/3B17N0dAlO
- Smooth has been hosting his show The Underground Railroad, a hip hop radio show on WBAI for decades
- WBAI recently hired radio personality Leonard Lopate who was fired from a different station late last year over accusations that he had sexually harassed female producers and created an abusive work environment
- Smooth was not pleased about the hiring and promised that if Lopate was still working at the station as of this Friday he would be gone
- When Smooth publicly criticized the hiring on twitter, the station's official account maintained that Lopate was never officially charged with anything and took a shot at Smooth over his show's ratings
- Smooth decided to put his money where his mouth is and officially resigned
ONTD do you stand up for what you believe in?