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KACU cancels Kyle McAlister's radio show after 'racist' Facebook comments

(NightSounds with Kyle McAlister/Facebook)

KACU has canceled "NightSounds with Kyle McAlister" as a result of the city councilman's Facebook comments that have been called racist by LULAC.

The radio station told KTXS on Thursday that it decided to no longer air the show after reviewing those comments.

"We condemn these offensive statements," said Nathan Gibbs, general manager of KACU. "While he never said anything like this on the air, he still represents KACU in the community as one of its hosts."

RELATED: Abilene mayor calls McAlister's Facebook posts 'offensive,' McAlister not stepping down

McAlister made dozens of posts from 2010 through February 2018 in which he made jokes about Hispanics.

McAlister apologized for the comments Wednesday and said he will ask the council to censure him at their meeting on Jan. 24.

RELATED: Abilene Hispanic leaders ask for Councilman McAlister's resignation

Gibbs said he appreciates the dedication McAlister put into his late-night music program and for frequently participating in fundraising activities to help the station.

"We believe strongly in embracing diversity and these comments go against our core values," said Gibbs.

KACU is a public radio station operated on the campus of Abilene Christian University.

“NightSounds with Kyle McAlister” aired Sundays from 11 p.m. to midnight.

McAlister did the show as a "volunteer music host" and not as an employee of KACU or Abilene Christian University.

RELATED: McAlister banned from officiating Abilene ISD soccer games

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