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No action over radio presenter who charged £200 to play songs

Radio station Capital Xtra will not face any penalties after one of its DJs was found to be asking for payments of £200 to play songs on his show.
 
DJ Tiiny,(pictured), who tours with Stormzy, broke the UK broadcasting code by asking for money in return for exposure on his weekly Friday night show.
 
He was dropped by the radio station as soon as the situation came to light.
 
It triggered an investigation by media regulator Ofcom, which now says it "considers the matter resolved".
 
The story became public in January, when the record producer J Beatz Music posted a screenshot of an email, purportedly written by DJ Tiiny.
 
The email said:"If you wish for [your] track to be premiered on my Friday night radio show, there would be a charge of £200 for one track. This would also include keeping the track within my radio playlist for 2 weeks."  
 
Global Radio, the parent company of Capital and Capital Xtra, confirmed it had been made aware of the allegations on 27 January 2021, and that the presenter's contract had been terminated the following day.
 
DJ Tiiny, whose real name is Frank Boakye-Yiadom,  has apologised for his actions saying: “I was given an incredible opportunity within radio and carelessly and irresponsibly took advantage of my position. I take full responsibility for my actions and fully accept the consequences."

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