Today, KOIT 96.5 FM in the San Francisco Bay area announced the song will be back in its rotation. This comes days after Denver’s KOSI reinstated the Christmas hit written during World War II.
“KOIT’s listeners have spoken, and the overwhelming message is they do want to hear ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ on our station, as they have throughout the years,” KOIT’s Brian Figula said Monday in a statement. “More than seven out of every 10 listeners who responded said although some lyrics of the song may reflect a different era and a different sensibility than today, still they love the tradition and history of the song, and want to hear it as part of their holiday season.”
This comes after the station put the song on its “hold list” after initially getting lots of complaints about the song’s “offensive lyrics.” So while it was on hold, KOIT reached out to its listeners, and the majority wanted it back on the air waves.