Two St. Louis DJs suspended over police comments
St. Louis, MO – Two St. Louis radio disc jockeys have been suspended for talking on-air about how to fight police officers.
Officials at KATZ-FM won't elaborate on what the men said, only that the remarks Wednesday related to how to hurt or disarm an officer, including how to get their radios away from them to keep them from calling for help.
The comments came only days after Kirkwood police officer William McEntee was killed in a shooting.
The station's general manager says the remarks were inappropriate, and both disc jockeys, who go by the names of DJ Kaos and DJ Sylli Asz, have apologized. They made the comments on the Kaos Morning Show.
St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa calls the on-air conversation "outrageous" and says nobody wants to hear someone making fun out of disarming a police officer. But Mokwa also says he understands the men are sorry about what was said.
KATZ is owned by Clear Channel Communications.