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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

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

Listen to dead popes

The voices of popes from as long ago as 1884 can be heard by the public after the digitising of 8,000 tapes from the Vatican Radio's pontifical archives.
 
Radio Vatican has been storing up its unique patrimony since it was set up under Pope Pius XI in 1931, but it has also older recordings, such as Leo XIII's Humanum Genus...

03 April 2014

Former New York radio presenter indicted on child sex charges

A grand jury has indicted longtime New York City DJ Dave Heman (pictured) on charges of attempting to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
 
Herman is best remembered for his many years hosting the then Rock WNEW “Rock & Roll Morning Show” for more than two decades. He was arrested last year for...

20 February 2014

Police investigate murder at Wichita radio station

It happened at a building that houses several radio stations. Around 8 a.m. Monday, an employee of the Mid America Ag Network arrived and found several items disturbed on the ground floor. Thinking there may have been a burglary, that person began checking other parts of the business. Moments later, a body was discovered in the basement.
 
Police...

12 February 2014

Police confiscate semi-automatic gun from radio host

Police confiscated a semi-automatic handgun from a western New York radio host after the man was spotted early in the morning stalking around his backyard.
 
Tom Bauerle, 50, (pictured) had blasted state Governor Andrew Cuomo as a mentally ill and vindictive man on air. He then, it seems, feared that Cuomo was so...

14 January 2014

Mystery as BBC Radio 4's six o'clock news 'vanishes'

The BBC apologised after its six o’clock news on Radio 4 mysteriously ‘vanished’ leaving the presenter to ad-lib for eight minutes.
 
Arlene Fleming (pictured) repeatedly apologised to mystified listeners for the ‘...

08 January 2014

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