Hits 105 Texarkana, Texas announced Tuesday, January 24, 2017 that they will no longer play Madonna songs, banning her indefinitely from their airwaves.
The station’s general manager, Terry Thomas, said in a statement, “Banning all Madonna songs at HITS 105 is not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism. It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments. If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna.”
Madonna appeared at a Women’s March in DC on January 21, 2017 and among other statements said that she, “has thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”