North Carolina radio partnership criticized

Some members of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs are upset over a partnership with a radio station whose DJs made derogatory remarks about Native Americans.

Brett Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, and Patrick Lambert, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, said the commission shouldn't have accepted an apology from "Bob and the Showgram" and WDCG. They accused the commission of "selling out" to Clear Channel Communications, which owns the station.

Other North Carolina Indians are upset too. They are trying to persuade businesses to stop advertising on WDGC after DJ Bob Dumas and his co-hosts referred to Native people as "lazy" and "inbred" and specifically singled out Lumbees.

Despite the complaints, the commission plans to work with Clear Channel on ways to address Native issues.

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Indians’ radio deal criticized (The Fayetteville Observer 4/25)

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