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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Radio station wants to drop Pine Bluff football over lewd dancers

Posted By on Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Helena-West Helena blogger Andrew Blogger turns up another story of cultural interest:

A radio station owner whose stations broadcast games in Helena and Pine Bluff is threatening to stop broadcasting Pine Bluff Zebra games because of the sexually suggestive nature of dance team/band performances.

See for yourself in YouTube clip above.

Said station owner Elijah Mondy to Bagley:

"I do not want my radio station to be associated with this type of performance or any school that allows it and supports it." No word on Pine Bluff's reaction.

Bagley, who announces games in Helena-West Helena on Mondy's station there, endorses the boss. He says "pumping" and "gyrating" by some high school performers is now more suitable to a night club than a football field.

Bagley writes that the dance routines are known as "J-setting." New one on me, but Wikipedia has it covered:

J-Setting is a is a highly stylized modern lead and follow style hip hop dance, characterized by cheerleading style sharp movements to an eight-beat count music.

Popular in southern U.S. African American gay clubs, like the vogue-style before it, it became popular by exposure in a pop music video, this time the 2008 Beyonce Knowles single Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).

One question: So what's to see on the radio?

UPDATE: A further statement here from the radio station owner.

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