Kentucky radio station plays ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ on repeat for 2 hours straight

A radio station in Kentucky played “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for two straight hours on repeat Sunday morning as controversy swirls around the 1940s classic.

The two-hour marathon session played five different versions of the song.

Radio station WAKY in Elizabethtown decided to play the tune, announcing on Facebook, “We’re not afraid to play it.”

{mosads}”I’m not sure why it’s controversial,” Joe Fredele, director of programming for the station, told local CBS News outlet WLKY. “We’ve played this song for years, you know, this song is older than WAKY is. It’s almost 70 years old.”

The Christmas song made headlines and sparked controversy earlier this year when a radio station in Ohio removed the holiday hit from its lineup after a listener expressed concerns over the lyrics.

The song has raised the issue of consent with lyrics that have a man trying to convince a woman not to leave his home as she openly ponders whether to stay.

To Fredele, the song is a Christmas classic that means no harm and has a happy ending.

“This song is not about that. All it is … is a dialogue between a man and a woman, and at the end of the song, you hear them harmonize together, so they’re agreeing basically,” Fredele said, according to Fox News.

A California radio station initially pulled the song off the airwaves before returning it after an “overwhelming” amount of listeners said they wanted the song to remain on air.

Fredele echoed those sentiments, saying his listeners and social media users thanked the station for playing the tune.

“It’s just a fun way of saying, ‘Hey, this is our vote for that song. It’s a fun song. It’s a romantic song, don’t pick on it,'” he said.

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