Two Denver disc jockeys stopped a live radio interview with Ted Nugent after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks, the Washington Post has reported.Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, morning talk show hosts on KRFX-FM, said that during an interview Monday (May 5), Nugent said one of the members of a group called the FUNK BROTHERS years ago complimented his guitar playing by using a racist term for blacks. "We've known Ted a long time and he's been on the show many times. So when he went down that road, we stopped him and gave him a chance to bail himself out, but he didn't take it," Floorwax said. Nugent also used derogatory racial terms for Asians on the air. The DJs said they got calls after the show from angry listeners, mostly from people saying they were glad Nugent was off the air. The station didn't receive any calls about it on Tuesday. Nugent is past president of the National Rifle Association and is known for his outspokenness. "Ted likes to shock people. He'll come on the show occasionally and drop a bomb like that and then step back to see the reaction it gets," Lewis said. "He loves that reputation of a shoot-from-the-hip kind of guy." The two DJs said Nugent is on the show about three times a year, but won't be back any time soon.
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