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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

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

Station disrupted after receiving 'suspicious package'

Hazmat workers were called in to check out a "suspicious package" that came in the mail at radio KXRK (X96)/Salt Lake City.
 
It all started when a station employee found the suspicious envelope, addressed from out of state, while opening mail.
 
Inside he found a CD and a business card. However, the card apparently had writing on it...

02 January 2014

New world record for longest continuous broadcast

The Arabian Radio Network in Dubai has set a new Guinness World record for the longest continuous music radio broadcast by a DJ team.
 
Sindhu Biju and Mithun Ramesh (pictured) of Malayalam music station Hit 96.7 FM began the marathon on their Drive show at 5pm Dubai time on a Thursday, and ended the record-setting broadcast in the early...

30 December 2013

Evening drive takes a dangerous turn on ice

A driver lost control of his SUV on icy roads and slammed into the front of the Park Hills studio building of Talk KFMO and Rock KDBB (B104.3) Missouri.
 
16-year-old Gavon A. McAllister reportedly slammed his SUV into the building after hitting an icy patch on a bridge near the stations just after 8pm on a Friday night.
 
He was uninjured, but the...

17 December 2013

Libyan radio station owner shot dead

The owner of a Libyan radio station that broadcasts exclusively in English and plays Western music was found dead in his car, his body riddled with bullets.
 
Tripoli FM, which touts itself as Libya's number one radio station, went off air temporarily to mourn the death of Radwan Ghariani, (picture) head of programmes.
 ...

04 December 2013

Former radio DJ faces sex charge in U.S. court

A tearful former New York City radio personality has made his first appearance in federal court, five weeks after he was arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands and charged with trying to arrange to have sex with a 7-year-old girl.
 
David Herman (pictured explaining himself) didn't enter a plea and will remain jailed pending a hearing to...

29 November 2013

Radio newsman attacked & robbed on way to work

News-Talk WCCO Minneapolis morning news anchor Steve Murphy is back on the job after a robbery assault that sent him to the hospital.(picture)
 
Murphy, who runs the mile from his home to a bus stop at 2:30am every morning, said that an "older model, white SUV (was) traveling very slowly near me, and I felt suspicious, so I changed my route,"...

15 November 2013

Radio host trapped in elevator

It  happened to Steve Dale (pictured) on his way to hosting his Sunday morning “Pet World” show on news/talk WGN AM 720 in Chicago.
 
With the help of “Sunday Spin” host Rick Pearson and engineer Bob Ferguson, Dale wound up hosting his full 30-minute show via cell phone while trapped inside his...

08 November 2013

Fans save easy listening station

A Florida FM station has proven easy listening fans may not be so passive after all.  A recent financial appeal also gave Jones College in Jacksonville, FL a lesson in how important radio is to its listeners.
 
If fundraising didn’t improve, general manager Kenneth Jones threatened a sale of college station easy listening WKTZ-FM or,  perhaps worse to...

25 October 2013

Paris Hilton Calls Radio Host F**king A**hole On Air

Paris Hilton blasted a radio host as a “f**king a**hole” after an interview without realising she was still on the air.
 
The heiress called into “Bob and the Showgram” on North Carolina radio station G105 to discuss her new song “Good Time,” and was put off when deejay Bob Dumas brought up her infamous sex tape.
 
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14 October 2013

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