Radio hosts suspended for remarks about Lumbee Indians

Raleigh, North Carolina (AP) 4-08

The general manager of WDCG-FM in Raleigh says the hosts of a morning radio show have been suspended for making racially charged comments.

Dick Harlow said the cast of the entire show has been suspended for three days.

In a radio segment during early April, Bob Dumas and co-hosts kidded an intern about her pending marriage to a Lumbee tribal member.

Harlow later wrote on the station’s Web site that the station apologizes to any listener that may have found remarks to be offensive, derogatory or insensitive.

The N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs has demanded the hosts be fired. The commission also called for the Federal Communications Commission to investigate WDCG-FM owner Clear Channel Communications Corp.