Kentucky radio station plays 'Baby It's Cold Outside' on repeat for 2 hours

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTHR) - A Louisville radio station made their position on the "Baby It's Cold Outside" debate known with a music marathon this past weekend.

WAKY played the controversial song on repeat for two hours Sunday, playing different versions of the 1944 holiday tune over the course of the program, WAVE-TV reported.

"We love the song!" the station posted on Facebook.

After some stations pulled the song from their rotation amid complaints that it glamorized date rape, others saw a wave of support and kept the song on their playlist. The daughter of the song's composer, Frank Loesser, chimed in, insisting the song was not about rape, though Susan Loesser said she understands why women would bristle at the lyrics.

"Absolutely I get it," she told NBC News. "But I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time. It was written in 1944."

Comments left on WAKY's Facebook post were overwhelmingly supportive of their decision to play the song.

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