03/16/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST
Howard Stern and KXPK-FM, the Denver radio station that syndicates his show, have drawn criticism over the shock jock's comments on the Columbine massacre. Stern was quoted by the Rocky Mountain News as saying that some of the girls fleeing from the shooting were "really good-looking" and wondered on the air whether the suicide gunmen tried "to have sex with any of the good-looking girls." According to the paper, Stern asked: "At least if you're going to kill yourself and kill all the kids, why wouldn't you have some sex?" The reaction? "Let Howard Stern make his millions in other broadcast markets," the News editorialized Monday. "He does not belong in Denver."
- KXPK general manager Bob Visotcky said he spoke with Stern on Monday for 20 minutes and reported that Stern "feels that his comments were taken out of context."