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Radio Host to Apologize to Joel Burns

Radio Host to Apologize to Joel Burns


Texas radio host Chris Krok will issue an on-air apology for his rant against Fort Worth city councilman Joel Burns after consultation with GLAAD.

As GLAAD reports on its blog, Krok attacked Burns in a segment that originally aired on radio station KLIF 570 AM last month but became the subject of blog conversations this past weekend. Burns made an "It Gets Better" message last month that became a YouTube sensation.

"On behalf of Joel and the many others whose life stories intersect with his, GLAAD made a phone call this afternoon to Jeff Catlin, the operations manager for Cumulus Media Dallas, KLIF's parent company," reported GLAAD blog on Monday. "The conversation was a productive one; Catlin both understands and shares our concern. As the person who oversees KLIF, Catlin acknowledged that he has the 'responsibility to be responsible' for what airs on the station.

"Without going into detail, Catlin said that he spoke with Krok and that he was disciplined shortly after the segment aired. He also pointed out that Krok has not spoken about this since then."

Catlin and Krok are scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to discuss a solution.

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