Tsing Loh Off The Air

Author Sandra Tsing Loh (A Year in Van Nuys) has been fired from her gig at Los Angeles NPR affiliate KCRW.

Loh, an author and actress whose monologues have been a fixture on KCRW for six years, was terminated for using a strong obscenity during her prerecorded segment that aired twice Sunday morning. The decision puts the public radio station better known for news and adventurous music programs incongruously in company with commercial radio powerhouse Clear Channel, which dropped shock jock Howard Stern from six stations last week.

Loh says she had asked her engineer to bleep the four-letter word, but KCRW stands by its decision, saying they had to act to protect their license. Read the story here.