Thursday, June 25, 2009

BREAKING: Pop Star Michael Jackson Dead at 50

EDIT #3 8:40 PM: We will be disabling comments on this item until further notice. The last comment was in poor taste.

And, we will be considering implementing comment moderation at some point over the next 12 hours.

EDIT #2 8:20 PM: We have deleted a comment that we believe to be spam and/or unsafe.

While the anonymous person who posted this was probably trying to lighten things up, this is not the place to promote websites that *could* contain viruses.

Certainly, the jokes about Mr. Jackson are out there, and we can't help but chuckle sometimes...but, when there is a web address posted within a comment that we can't verify the safety of the address, we will delete that comment ASAP to protect our readers.

The original item (and the previous edit) are below....


EDIT: We now need to edit our story because, well, we goofed. 94.9 is actually going by calls WREW and is licensed to Fairfield. Sorry 94.9...

As most have heard by now, Michael Jackson, famous pop star, has died at age 50.

As we write this, WLWT-TV 5/Cincinnati and WXIX-TV 19/Newport both have live chats going on their respective websites.

We've also been listening to WKRQ-FM 101.9/Cincinnati and Holly Morgan is playing some Michael Jackson songs, and taking listener calls with their memories of Michael Jackson.

We've got reports that Rewind 94.9 (WREW-FM/Fairfield) is playing all Michael Jackson right now and, as we listen now, we can confirm it.

We haven't listened to others yet, but are going to try to shortly...and will report our observations later on...