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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 host found dead after leaving show mid-shift

A British radio presenter who left her show while it was on air and was found dead at home hours later had taken her own life, an inquest has heard.
 
Vicki Archer, 41, left work mid-shift during the BBC radio drivetime show.
 
She had emailed a colleague at BBC Radio Shropshire to say she was feeling upset and left about...

06 December 2018

Two suspects arrested over murder of British radio DJ in Lebanon

Two men have been arrested for the murder of British radio presenter Gavin Ford (pictured) in Lebanon.
 
Mr Ford, 53, was reportedly found bludgeoned and strangled with his hands tied behind his back at his apartment in a mountain town close to the capital Beirut.
 
The suspects, both Syrian, were  arrested in...

04 December 2018

DJ with audience of one gets BBC radio special

Deke Duncan (pictured) has been broadcasting his radio station to an audience of one for 44 years. 

As a 29-year-old, Duncan began running his radio station from a garden shed in Hertfordshire in the 1970s. His set-up began broadcasting as Radio 77 and featured its own jingles. He called in friends to help maintain its dawn-to-midnight weekend...

23 November 2018

Presenter mistakenly calls for BBC to change name of radio show

Presenter Jeremy Vine (pictured) says BBC Radio 2's “Drivetime” show should be renamed because it celebrates "a form of transport that kills 1,700 people a year.
 
Sara Cox is set to replace the current co-presenters as host of the show, which runs between 17:00 and 19:00 GMT, in 2019.
 
Vine, who hosts his own Radio 2...

12 November 2018

Charlie Sloth leaves Radio 1 after invading stage at awards ceremony

BBC Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth (born Ian Paul Rouillon) has left the station after jumping on stage and swearing at a fellow presenter during an awards ceremony.
 
He had been due to leave his weekday evening show The 8th in the coming weeks but his time with the station has come to an immediate end after the incident....

23 October 2018

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

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