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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

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.

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

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


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