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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

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

Is Casey Kasem's body in Montreal?

That's what the head of a Washington state funeral home says after reading several news stories that the radio icon's remains went missing.
 
The Ottawa Citizen reports, Corey Gaffney, President of Gaffney Funeral Home of Tacoma, confirmed the remains arrived in Montreal and reports suggesting the body disappeared are not true.
 
He...

25 July 2014

Casey Kasem's body goes missing

Casey Kasem, who became known around the world as the host of the syndicated program American Top 40, has been dead for more than a month. And yet he's not been buried and now apparently, in a weird recreation of  “A Weekend at Bernie’s”, his body is missing.
 
Fingers now point in the direction of Casey's widow, Jean. ...

19 July 2014

Radio station boss resigns after fight

A fist fight at a St. Louis radio station has led to the resignation of the sports-talk station’s president.
 
Grand Slam Sports president Don Marshall was hospitalized after a fight with KFNS-AM morning host Brian McKenna, who was arrested by police but has not been charged with a crime as city prosecutors continue to review the case.
 ...

18 June 2014

Dutch radio dj breaks world record

Michiel Antonius Adrianus Beelen, better known as Giel Beelen, (picturedis a Dutch radio-dj who presents the breakfast show Giel! at 3FM from Monday till Friday between 6:00 and 10:00 am.
 
He’s now broken the record for being continuously on-air and goes into the Guinness Book of Records.
 
At 05.00 hours...

26 May 2014

New Orleans host booked on theft & forgery charges

Former Urban Inspirational-Talk WBOK-New Orleans morning host Gerod Stevens (pictured) was arrested on theft of over $1,500 and forgery charges.
 
It seems WBOK called the authorities when it found cheques written by clients for advertising spots had allegedly been cashed by Stevens at a cheque cashing store.
 
Stevens (real name...

17 April 2014

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