Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rinse FM rapped over use of F-word

London community radio station Rinse FM has been found in breach of the Ofcom code for repeatedly broadcasting songs featuring the F-word.
The station – which targets 15 to 24 year olds with an interest in urban music – hadn’t apologised on air following a ten-minute period that included five uses of the expletive.
A listener, parent to a 12 year old boy, complained to Ofcom about the prevalence of offensive language in songs broadcast by the station, giving the afternoon of 30 March 2011 as an example when her son had been listening.

Full story:

(Source: Radio Today)

Rinse FM operated as a pirate for 15 years in London but was given a license to operate legally last year and went on air as a community station in February. There is also a response from the general manager of Rinse FM on the Radio Today story.

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