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Weird Wonderful World

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

Activist killed on air

Two gunmen shoved their way into a Mexican radio studio in the state of Sinaloa and opened fire on a local activist, killing him while he was broadcasting. It was the first on-air killing in recent memory in Mexico.
 
Listeners heard the gunshot that killed Atilano Roman Tirado, who had a weekly radio program as well as leading a group of...

14 October 2014

Houston radio station switches to Beyonce-only format

Former Houston all-news radio station KROI (92.1) has switched to a new commercial-free format and is now only playing songs performed by Beyonce.(pictured)
 
For the past three years KROI (now known as B92 FM) has aired only news-related content, a move which failed to attract a sizable audience.
 
A statement on the station’s...

13 October 2014

Radio DJ 'Dr' Fox arrested over alleged historical sexual assaults

A U.K. radio DJ known as Dr Fox (pictured) has been arrested over alleged historical sexual abuse claims.
 
The DJ, real name Neil Fox, has been taken in by police following allegations of historic sexual assault against two women. Bauer Media, who run Magic, the London radio station on which Fox...

01 October 2014

Woman awarded $1 million from radio station

A U.S. federal jury has awarded $1 million to a suburban Kansas City woman falsely described by a radio station as a porn star.
   
Ashley Patton (pictured) of Olathe, Kansas, sued the owner of 96.5 The Buzz after a DJ identified her on...

29 September 2014

Radio station bans Scottish music until after referendum

A UK radio station has banned all Scottish music until after the independence referendum.
 
BOB FM in Hertfordshire says it is going "Scot Free" by removing artists like Paolo Nutini (pictured) and Primal Scream from its playlist until after 18 September.
 
Breakfast show host Graham Mack...

15 September 2014

Pirate radio stations hijacking the airwaves in New York City

Illicit Caribbean, Hebrew and shock-jock radio stations are hijacking the airwaves in New York City.
 
Dozens of unlicensed shows operate on an average evening according to the FCC.
 
Government data shows there were 46 FCC raids in New York City in 2013, compared to just 20 through July 31 of this year because of budget restraints....

09 September 2014

Dutch woman runs naked in radio stunt

A blond Dutch woman named Sabine ran naked through the very crowded Dam Square in the Netherlands' capital city of Amsterdam as part of a radio stunt to earn a year of free schooling.
 
A video of the stunt has been posted to YouTube (WARNING: Contains graphic content) of the woman stripping off her long blue shirt and running, wearing...

29 August 2014

Casey Kasem body...on the road again

Casey Kasem's body is said to be on the move, again.
 
Nearly two months after the radio icon's death, a private investigator says his widow is making plans to move his body to a second secret location against his children's wishes.
 
Logan Clarke, an investigator hired by Kasem's daughter,...

16 August 2014

Radio news man found guilty of indecent assault

An Australian former radio identity has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a child.
 
Nicholas Francis O'Callaghan, 53, faced six charges of possessing child abuse material and one count of aggravated indecent assault of a child and one count of indecent assault of a person under the age of 16 years.
 
The defence team...

29 July 2014

Casey Kasem’s body - the story continues

The ongoing story of  Casey Kasem’s remains has become even weirder with the New York Times quoting a private detective alleging that the reason Jean Kasem flew the body to Montreal, listing a funeral home as the place of disposition, ( even though the funeral home denies receiving the body), is that Montreal is the home town of...

29 July 2014

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