So much for the notion that 106.7 The Fan in D.C. shied away from radio ads protesting the team’s name because it didn’t want to alienate the local NFL team.
The NFL team officially has become alienated, via a series of parodies that mock the team and its radio broadcast crew.
According to Paul Fahri of the Washington Post, team spokesman Tony Wyllie has complained to the station about the parodies. Fahri cites unnamed station sources in support of the notion that Wyllie claimed that “the routines were malicious — so malicious that they could prompt legal action by the Redskins.”
Wyllie tells the Post that all is currently well.
“All we did was ask questions about what they were doing,” Wyllie said. “Once they said it was all in jest, we were fine with it. . . . I have a sense of humor, like everyone else. It’s a joke, and I take it as a joke. Once they said it was all a joke, that’s all there was to it.”
And the jokes will continue. The station plans to continue the parodies.
Also, the Redskins will continue to play games. Which, at least for the rest of this year, will continue provide plenty of fodder for laughter.