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Weird Wonderful World

Weird Wonderful World

Regular radioinfo contributor Ian MacRae posts industry news that comes into the categories of rumour, gossip, scandal and radio people behaving badly. Macca encourages you to submit anything you think fits and is keen to receive any feedback on stuff you see here. You can contact him at [email protected]

BBC World Service fan forces neighbours to move

bbc_187A BBC World Service fan "plagued" his neighbours by playing Radio 4 non-stop forcing them to to move  house.

A court has heard that Robert Thomas, 59, (pictured) would listen to Radio 4 at full volume day and night, forcing his neighbours Stewart and Juliet Dunlop and their two teenage children to...

16 April 2013

BBC Radio 2 DJ loses voice on air

chrisevans_304BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans was forced to hand over his breakfast show to a colleague after losing his voice.

The award-winning host showed up to present his program as usual but struggled to speak to his nine million listeners.

"Is this going to work? I don't think it is," he said at...

12 April 2013

Ex-workers implicate more radio stations in software piracy case

supernetwork_276Microsoft and Adobe's software piracy case against several radio stations within the Super Radio Network group may widen, as ex-employees emerge to point fingers at more alleged copyright infringements.

Super Radio Network is the umbrella corporation for a number of Australian regional radio stations in both...

05 April 2013

April Fools’ Day prank gets two radio personalities suspended

val__scott_253Two Florida radio personalities were suspended indefinitely over an April Fools’ Day prank. (pictured)

 The "Val and Scott in the Morning" hosts were joking that dihydrogen monoxide was coming out of peoples’ taps.

The hoax sent listeners into a panic and led to several calls to Lee County...

03 April 2013

Cleared Saville probe BBC producer says police are arresting the wrong people

jimmysavile_200_02An ex-BBC producer freed without charge in the Jimmy Savile investigation has told the UK Sun newspaper how stars preying on young women became rife there.

Wilfred De’Ath said even top chiefs were involved and added: “Everyone at the BBC was at it —...

02 April 2013

Detroit’s big three committed to FM/AM radio

ford_sync_252You may have heard the false rumors about AM & FM disappearing from the digital dashboard but the Big Three U.S. automakers have quickly dismissed the idea.

Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne points out they’ve just announced plans to begin installing HD (digital) radio as standard on some Dodge...

14 March 2013

$4000 fine for radio station's misleading contest announcements

wmjx_116The FCC has fined a Boston radio station $4000 for broadcasting misleading announcements about the nature of the prize to be awarded in a station contest.

 The contest was promoted on WMJX-FM as an opportunity to win a choice of three cars. The "Cool, Hot or Green" contest announcements never revealed on the air that the winner...

13 March 2013


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