Tsing Loh Fired From KCRW

The new American crackdown on broadcast “obscenity” has claimed its first public radio personality. Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh, who is known nationally for her contributions to Public Radio International’s Marketplace and This American Life, has been fired from her regular position at Los Angeles-area station KCRW after using an expletive in one of her Sunday monologues. Loh claims that the word was supposed to be bleeped out in editing, but the station claims it was a deliberate attempt to flout broadcast standards, and, in a telling statement, called the firing “a precautionary measure to show the station has distanced itself from Loh in case the FCC investigates the matter.”