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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. radio station hacked with anti-Trump song
A Louisville radio station reported hackers hijacked the airwaves and broadcast an anti-Donald Trump song on the day of his inauguration.
23 January 2017
Illegal radio station in Chiang Mai raided and closed
AS REPORTED BY THE BANGKOK POST...
16 December 2016
Radio journalist shot dead outside home in Northern Mexico
A radio station in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua says one of its reporters has been shot dead outside his home.
11 December 2016
Radio DJ claims Taylor Swift's accusation 'defies credibility'
A former disc jockey who was fired from a radio station in Denver after Taylor Swift (pictured) alleged that he groped her is firing back in court, saying her story “defies credibility.”
16 November 2016
Man arrested for attempting to destroy radio antennas said signals were hurting his head
The man who allegedly attempted to burn down an antenna farm near Albuquerque told police that "the signals were hurting my head".
04 November 2016
BBC’s Chris Evans under fire for ignoring minute’s silence
Chris Evans has come under fire for ignoring a minute’s silence for the Aberfan disaster (pictured) on his Radio 2 breakfast show.
26 October 2016
Pakistan enforces complete ban on Indian TV and radio content
Amid tensions with India, Pakistan's media regulatory authority decided to enforce a complete ban on Indian TV and radio contents and warned that the licences of those found guilty of violating the ban will be suspended.
21 October 2016
Mum complains after stars including Bowie, Freddie and Prince fail to ‘turn up’ for gig
An angry mum has blasted radio station bosses after taking the day off work to see a star-studded gig ‘featuring’ Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Prince.
15 October 2016
Paedophile ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning jailed for 13 years
Chris Denning, the disgraced Radio 1 DJ, has been jailed for 13 years for assaulting 11 victims, some as young as eight, as it emerged he "offered" one of his victims to another BBC presenter who replied that he "didn't do that sort of thing".
15 October 2016
Presenter claims he lost BBC radio job because he was white and male
A BBC radio performer and writer says the reason he was axed from a show he has appeared on for 18 years is because it is being recast with “more women and diversity”.
05 October 2016