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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

Radio hosts banned from Facebook over nude photo

Triple J Breakfast time hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton, have copped a Facebook ban after posting a naked photo of themselves in support of struggling farmers.
 
They stripped off to pose for Instagram page The Naked Farmer, to support those in the agricultural industry with mental health issues.
 
Posing...

19 June 2018

BBC radio host chokes up recalling mum left final letter

Chris Evans broke down on air after he returned to BBC Radio 2 to host his breakfast show following his mother Minnie's death. She was 92.
 
The DJ became very emotional as he revealed she had left his family a letter before she died.  “My sister phones me up and she says you’ll never guess what I’ve just found.
She’s left us a...

08 May 2018

Kanye West's music banned after slavery remarks

Detroit radio station 105.1 The Bounce has banned Kanye West’s music from its airwaves.
 
In a Facebook post, dj’s BiGG & Shay Shay said: “We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice. We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music. So we are taking a stand and we aren’t...

08 May 2018

Paranormal radio host Art Bell dead at 72

Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show, syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, has died at his home in southern Nevada.
 
Bell hosted the popular radio talk show "Coast to Coast AM" before he left the airwaves in 2002. He broadcast the show from his radio station, KNYE, in Pahrump.
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15 April 2018

Station fined for playing song that 'glorified battlefield victories against non-Muslims'

A U.K. radio station has been fined by Ofcom after they played a song on air which “constituted hate speech”.
 
The decision against Radio Dawn, a community broadcaster in Nottingham, was made after they broadcast a particular piece of devotional music known as a Nasheed.
 
Ofcom ruled it broke the broadcasting code and ruled amounted...

06 March 2018

Radio presenter gives birth live on air

A US radio presenter has given birth live on air.
 
Cassiday Proctor, who presents a morning show on a local station in St. Louis, intentionally broadcast the labour and Cesarean section to her listeners.
 
After she went into labour the station worked with the hospital to follow her movements.
 
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25 February 2018

Bad news for Southern Sudan station – Good News Radio off air for weeks.

Rumbek Catholic Radio, Radio Good News, has been off air due to transmitter failure.,
 
The managing director for Radio Good News 89.0 FM in Western Lakes State, Luka Di Gumwil, said the station has been off air for close to two weeks but a new transmitter will soon be purchased by partners, particularly USAID VISTAS/AECOM.
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04 February 2018

Bubba the Love Sponge is back on Tampa radio

Radio host Bubba “The Love Sponge” Clem is once again heard in Tampa.
 
Clem, who lives in St. Petersburg, landed at WWBA-AM 820 after Beasley Broadcast Group’s WBRN-FM 98.7 said in December 2016 it would no longer broadcast his show in the Tampa Bay area following a ratings-tampering lawsuit filed against him by Nielsen.
 
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04 February 2018

DJ found guilty of groping Taylor Swift lands Mississippi radio job

David Mueller, the radio DJ found guilty of groping Taylor Swift, (pictured with you-know-who) has  received a new job co-hosting a morning show in Mississippi. Mueller, who previously went by the pseudonym "Jackson," will now appear on-air as "Stonewall Jackson" and co-host "Jackson and Jonbob" on 92.7 KIX.
 
Mueller...

04 February 2018

BBC presenter making comeback four years after indecent assault conviction

Dave Lee Travis, best known for appearing on TV’s Top of the Pops and having a BBC Radio One show, was initially arrested in 2012 as part of the Operation Yewtree inquiry, itself started following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
 
Speaking to the UK Mirror, Travis announced his return to “radio”, fronting a two-hour weekend...

04 February 2018

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