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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 ian@allaboutradio.net

Host arrested on child pornography charges

A U.S. radio host has been arrested on Child Pornography charges.
 
Instagram reported the crime when they realised a customer in Anchorage had uploaded 13 images depicting child sexual exploitation. 
 
James LaPlante, (pictured) on-air name, “Jimmy O’Brien” from country music station KASH 107.5 in Anchorage, Alaska was then...

09 December 2014

Canadian radio host arrested for assault

One day after he settled a lawsuit with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, police arrested radio host Jian Ghomeshi. (pictured)
 
Toronto police say Ghomeshi was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of what they called "overcome resistance -- choking."
 
Police urged other women to come forward and opened an...

01 December 2014

Art deco radio collection attracts offer from Sheikh of Qatar

It was on a visit to London in the late 1990s that Sydney dentist Peter Sheridan spotted a bright green bakelite radio in a jewellery shop.
 
Mr Sheridan was fascinated with the style and beauty of the radio's design.
 
The radio was a 1937 American-made Emerson, produced during the golden age of radio broadcasting – a...

09 November 2014

Radio host sacked over sexual incidents possibly being made public

The scandalous sacking of a high-profile Canadian radio host over his sexual preferences took a a surprising turn, with the broadcaster defending himself online by detailing his preference for consensual "rough sex".
 
The rumour mill started up when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, released a statement saying its "relationship with Jian...

29 October 2014

Lily Allen’s potty mouth gets BBC busted

BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen (pictured) and Ed Sheeran swore on air at the Big Weekend festival, the watchdog Ofcom has said.
 
Allen swore six times during her performance at the station's event in Glasgow in May, which was broadcast live between 17:30 and 18:00 BST.
 
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21 October 2014

Activist killed on air

Two gunmen shoved their way into a Mexican radio studio in the state of Sinaloa and opened fire on a local activist, killing him while he was broadcasting. It was the first on-air killing in recent memory in Mexico.
 
Listeners heard the gunshot that killed Atilano Roman Tirado, who had a weekly radio program as well as leading a group of...

14 October 2014

Houston radio station switches to Beyonce-only format

Former Houston all-news radio station KROI (92.1) has switched to a new commercial-free format and is now only playing songs performed by Beyonce.(pictured)
 
For the past three years KROI (now known as B92 FM) has aired only news-related content, a move which failed to attract a sizable audience.
 
A statement on the station’s...

13 October 2014

Radio DJ 'Dr' Fox arrested over alleged historical sexual assaults

A U.K. radio DJ known as Dr Fox (pictured) has been arrested over alleged historical sexual abuse claims.
 
The DJ, real name Neil Fox, has been taken in by police following allegations of historic sexual assault against two women. Bauer Media, who run Magic, the London radio station on which Fox...

01 October 2014

Woman awarded $1 million from radio station

A U.S. federal jury has awarded $1 million to a suburban Kansas City woman falsely described by a radio station as a porn star.
   
Ashley Patton (pictured) of Olathe, Kansas, sued the owner of 96.5 The Buzz after a DJ identified her on...

29 September 2014

Radio station bans Scottish music until after referendum

A UK radio station has banned all Scottish music until after the independence referendum.
 
BOB FM in Hertfordshire says it is going "Scot Free" by removing artists like Paolo Nutini (pictured) and Primal Scream from its playlist until after 18 September.
 
Breakfast show host Graham Mack...

15 September 2014

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