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Jackson radio host off air after Facebook comments

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A popular Jackson radio personality is off the air after posting racially inflammatory comments on Facebook.

Bill Way is the host of "It's Your Turn" on WNWS-FM. He posted the comments on his personal Facebook page over the weekend.

They were aimed at people who voted for President Barack Obama.

Way apologized on air on Monday. Station president Carlton Veirs then read a statement saying the station does not condone Way's remarks. Veirs said management is discussing the comments and Way is taking a few days off.

The Associated Press obtained Veirs' statement from the station.

Jackson-Madison County NAACP President Harrell Carter said it was irresponsible of someone in Way's position to make such offensive comments


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