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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

Interview with Paul McCartney’s son terminated after three minutes

BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Nick Coffer ended an interview with James McCartney after three minutes because the songwriter only wanted to talk about his new record.
 
Coffer said McCartney, 38, (pictured with his famous dad), had “blown it” before cutting off the chat, adding he always attempts to provide...

07 May 2016

What a lark! BBC to broadcast birdsong

Radio 3 is to broadcast a track of birdsong every Sunday morning as it launches a “slow radio” bid to help the nation get back to nature.
 
The BBC station is to run snippets of birdsong at around two minutes long, as part of a new breakfast-time feature starring nightingales, cuckoos and garden warblers.
 
Radio 3’s version will...

04 May 2016

Shock! Horror! Prince Harry says “arse” on live radio!

Prince Harry said "arse" as he was interviewed live on BBC Radio 2's breakfast show.
 
The 31-year-old royal uttered the swear word as he talked to host Chris Evans about the upcoming Invictus Games.
 
Talking about the games he said: "It is epic amounts of fun, and it's for everyone. And these guys are fantastic...

28 April 2016

Man who slashed his friends throat for changing the radio station gets six years

An Oregon man who slashed his friends throat in November 2015 because he changed the radio station has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.
 
Santos Kuyam (pictured) 27, was drinking in a car with friends when he told fellow passenger Mario Salazar-Castillo not to change the radio station.
 
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23 April 2016

Brazilian radio host killed during live broadcast

A Brazilian radio announcer was killed by two assailants who shot him during a live broadcast.
 
The attackers, who had knocked on the door and been allowed in, shot Joao Valdecir de Borba (pictured) in the abdomen after locking one of the announcer's co-workers in the restroom,
 
The suspects subsequently fled in a dark-...

15 March 2016

Radio Legend Charlie Tuna dead at 71

Longtime L.A. radio personality Charlie Tuna has died at the age of 71, passing away "peacefully in his sleep," while at home in Tarzana, California, the city for which he served as honorary Mayor since 1977.

His real name was real name was Art Ferguson and was part of the legendary KHJ Boss Jock  lineup, starting at both KROQ and KIIS and...

01 March 2016

Sexual assault trial of former Canadian radio host begins

The first witness at the sexual assault trial of a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host has testified that he was charming before he suddenly went into a rage, pulling her hair and punching her, 13 years ago.
 
Jian Ghomeshi (pictured arriving at the courthouse in Toronto) has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one...

04 February 2016

DJ locks himself inside studio and plays Wham!’s Last Christmas 24 times

A radio DJ really got into the Christmas spirit when he barricaded himself inside a studio and played Wham!’s “Last Christmas 24 times”.
 
DJ Joe Kohlhofer, (pictured) from the Austrian radio station Antennae Carinthia, refused to let other staff in after he told his helpless co-host Patricia Jordan he would be doing the show...

23 December 2015

Disgraced radio star loses challenge against conviction

Former BBC Radio 1 star Dave Lee Travis (pictured) lost a challenge against his conviction for indecent assault.
 
Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London dismissed an application for leave to appeal by the disgraced DJ, who was found guilty last year of groping a young researcher behind the scenes at The Mrs. Merton Show in 1995....

09 December 2015

DJ returns to airwaves after offensive breastfeeding comments

A BBC local radio DJ who described breastfeeding as “unnatural" has been found in serious breach of the organisation’s editorial standards.
 
But BBC Radio Solent allowed morning show presenter Alex Dyke (pictured), who was suspended following the remarks earlier this year, to return to the airwaves within days of the outburst.
 
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12 November 2015

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