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CBS Radio to Imus: You're Gone

Posted April 12, 2007 4:58 p.m. EDT
Updated April 12, 2007 5:29 p.m. EDT

— CBS Radio said Thursday that controversial talk-show jock Don Imus is being fired from his morning program on the network.

"From the outset, I believe all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air about the young women who represented Rutgers University in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship with such class, energy and talent," said CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves.

"Those who have spoken with us the last few days represent people of goodwill from all segments of our society - all races, economic groups, men and women alike. ... There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young
people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in
this society," Moonves said.

Imus in the Morning was carried on 61 stations across the United States and distributed over the Westwood One radio network.

MSNBC had simulcast the radio show on its TV network and had decided to drop the show earlier this week.