Those following the end of Sandra Tsing Loh's six-year run as a KCRW commentator may want to tune in Marketplace this afternoon. Cathy Seipp says that Loh (who also comments for that show) expects to do a bit on her firing from KCRW over broadcasting the f-word. Marketplace airs at 2 p.m. on KCRW (89.9 FM) and 3 p.m. on KPCC (89.3 FM). Seipp: "The question is whether KCRW will air it."
Seipp, a longtime friend of Loh's, is fomenting retaliation in the form of withholding financial support from the Santa Monica station. She credits Variety's Bill Higgins with the campaign's slogan: No Loh, No Dough. She notes also that Harry Shearer opened "Le Show" on KCRW Sunday with "pointed allusions to 'Bleep Nation.' "
Update: Don Barrett at LARadio.com emailed his readers Loh's Sunday commentary in the L.A. Times. At least one local radio veteran was unimpressed:
"Oh, please. The woman dropped an F-bomb on a microphone. We don't do that, period. Never have,” emailed Dave Williams, morning co-anchor at KNX. “She can romanticize it all she wants and imagine herself Joan of Arc if it helps her live with her oversight. She wanted it bleeped? Why didn't she say the word, ‘Bleep?’ We screw up, we get caught, and we get fired. End of story.”
Update II: Seipp has the script of Loh's commentary for Marketplace. KCRW isn't mentioned by name -- and yes, it aired unmolested in Santa Monica.