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NAACP Asks Groups To Halt Support Of Radio Station

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - After controversial local radio host Bill Way's return to the air this week, the Jackson-Madison County Chapter of the NAACP issued a letter Thursday asking two big groups to stop supporting his radio station.

In the letter, NAACP President Harrell Carter asked both the Jackson-Madison County School System and West Tennessee Healthcare to consider ending their affiliation with WNWS 101.5 FM.

Carter said he has received dozens of complaints from all over the city. He is concerned that if these two organizations continue to support the station, it could lead to division within the city.

"These entities reflect us. We know there are issues, always have been," he said. "We have failed to recognize that unless we communicate Jackson will never be what it was intended to be or have the capacity to be because we simply don't want to talk about it."

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke with Jackson-Madison County Schools Superintendent Buddy White who said he did not want to comment.

A spokesperson for West Tennessee Healthcare CEO, Bobby Arnold said he was unavailable for comment.


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