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So what, exactly, can you play on the radio after America has been attacked by terrorists? A list of songs purportedly banned from the airwaves was circulating wildly on the Internet last week, including Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Well, imagine what a wonderful world it would be if there were no Internet rumors, because the story was simply not true. What did occur was an attempt by a local program director, Buddy Rizer of DC 101 (WWDC-FM), to caution disc jockeys about songs that might sound insensitive in light of the tragedy. “There is no banned playlist,” Rizer says. “It all started because Leanne [Curtis, the station’s music director] and I were talking about some songs that we didn’t think were appropriate to play at this time, like [Soundgarden’s] ‘Blow Up the Outside World’ or [Drowning Pool’s] ‘Bodies.’” Rizer sent the list to some colleagues, who added to it and then forwarded it on to others. Soon the list showed up on the Internet, portrayed as a corporate mandate from Clear Channel Communications, which owns more than 1,200 radio stations nationwide, including DC 101. “I think that when you’re the biggest radio company or the biggest anything,” Rizer says, “people automatically assume that something wrong is going on.” —Zack Phillips