Diversity in America: Austin radio station under fire for racist remarks by show host

AUSTIN, TX – KLBJ-AM has canceled “The Todd and Don Show,” and co-host Don Pryor has been reassigned to off-air duties under an agreement reached Monday by the station’s owners and local members of the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association.

The contractors’ group also agreed to cancel plans for a boycott of parent company Emmis Austin Radio, its six local stations and their advertisers, said the group’s spokesman, Paul Saldaña.  The agreement follows last week’s repeated use by Pryor of an ethnic slur to describe illegal immigrants on the morning talk show, triggering complaints from listeners and Hispanic leaders.  To read the full story from the Austin Statesman, click here.