Orin Harris, a radio announcer for KIOW-FM in Forest City, Iowa, was recorded making racist remarks about some Hispanic high school basketball players on Nov. 28.
Facebook user Betty Jo Willard posted a recording of the comments, which she condemned:
This is absolutely appalling!! This is why our country is failing!! How dare them talk about our Eagle Grove kids like this!! Shame on them!! SHARE!!!
During a conversation with a station producer on a video feed — of the radio broadcast — from Forest City’s school’s website, Harris read off the Hispanic players’ names, noted KMIT.
Espanol people in Eagle Grove… I wonder why that is… Gradually work their way in again… They’re all foreigners… As Trump would say, go back where they came from.
KIOW radio announced on Dec. 4 that two of its employees had been fired:
KIOW Radio has a long history of promoting and supporting student athletes, coaches and schools. As a company, we take great pride in spotlighting the great efforts of our local citizens, schools and communities, and we will demand that all company employees adhere to this policy.