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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

BBC radio presenter is mistaken for racist French rapper then gets death threats

A local BBC presenter said he has received death threats online after being mistaken for a French rapper who was accused of racism.
 
Radio Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad, shares a name with a provocative French rapper, who released a music video called Pendez Les Blancs - which translates as "hang the whites".
 
The...

06 October 2018

Radio reporter stabbed to death in central Somalia

There's another job for a radio reporter just opened up in Somalia. The job is no longer held by Abdirizak Said Osman (pictured), because he's been stabbed to death by unknown attackers at around 11 p.m. as he left Voice of Peace, a local radio station in the city of Galkayo.
 
Apparently Osman had recently done several...

21 September 2018

Heart Extra in trouble for playing explicit song 7 times

The Global group has been found in breach of two Broadcasting Code rules for playing a song containing two offensive words a total of seven times in one week on Heart Extra.
 
The song in question – "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar – was only taken off rotation when the station was alerted to the broadcast of offensive language by a listener. The...

12 September 2018

Radio legend quits in middle of his show

It happened in Cleveland when John Lanigan, (pictured), announced that day’s show on WTAM would be his last.
 
For the past four years, Lanigan had done a one-hour (9:00 am – 10:00 am) program called “The Spew” on the iHeartMedia news/talk station. After a segment on the worst presidents in history, however, Lanigan diverted...

11 August 2018

Masked man enters radio station studio and shoots DJ in Wisconsin

A man wearing a mask and hood entered a Wisconsin radio station early on a Sunday morning and opened fire on three disc jockeys in the broadcast studio.
 
WORT FM, a radio station based in Madison, said in a statement that five gunshots were fired, injuring one DJ in the buttocks and shattering the glass between studios.

The injured DJ was...

09 August 2018

China professor missing after radio interview is interrupted

The whereabouts of a Chinese professor known for his views critical of the government remains after police interrupted his radio interview with U.S. government broadcaster Voice of America.
 
Sun Wenguang was speaking to the station when he says that half a dozen officers barged into his apartment in the eastern city of Jinan. He can be heard...

09 August 2018

Radio host Art Bell died of accidental drug overdose: coroner

Longtime Nevada based radio personality Art Bell died of an accidental overdose from a cocktail of prescription drugs according to the Clark County coroner’s office..
 
Bell died April 13 in a bedroom of his Pahrump home at age 72. The coroner’s office determined he had four prescription medications in his system: the opioid oxycodone...

02 August 2018

Radio announcer shot dead in the Philippines

Radio broadcaster Joey Llana (pictured) was shot and killed while driving his car to Legazpi for his radio program on 92.3 FM Home Radio Legazpi when he was ambushed.
 
Police said Llana, 43, was shot 14 times with a .45-caliber gun and a 9mm pistol by unidentified gunmen.
 ...

24 July 2018

Adolf Hitler speech transmitted on police radios across Chicago

An Adolf Hitler speech shown in a 1935 Nazi propaganda film was broadcast over Chicago police radios in an unauthorised transmission. (Who would actually authorise it anyway?)
 
The audio was from a speech made by the Nazi leader in Leni Riefenstahl's production of 'Triumph of the Will', according to Imke Meyer...

09 July 2018

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

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