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Jay Smooth quits his radio show in protest over the hiring of accused sexual harasser Leonard Lopate



  • 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

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Tags: radio shows / radio celebrity, sexual misconduct
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