Sex audio airs during kids’ radio show
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:41p.m.
By Lloyd Burr
Christchurch’s popular student radio station RDU has apologised for broadcasting several minutes of pornographic audio during a children’s show last weekend.
The Canterbury University-run station played around five minutes of sexually explicit audio during its weekly Sunday morning show, ‘Radio for Kids’.
The audio went to air just before 8am and prompted several complaints.
“WTF RDU? At 7.58 am this morning you were broadcasting someone was having sex for 5 mins. On the Children's Show. What's the deal with that?,” a listener wrote on their Facebook page.
Station manager James Meharry says the x-rated audio was accidentally aired and the person responsible has been “dealt with”.
“There’s no story to be had. It was an accident and I dealt with it with the relevant person.”
“You’re in the business of making things out of nothing…You want to dig this up, well I’m telling you it’s been dealt with,” he told 3 News.
The station apologised to listeners on their Facebook page saying they would investigate how the audio went to air.
“We had heard from another listener about it also… I can assure you, you won't hear it again,” they wrote.
Mr Meharry says the audio has been deleted but admits mistakes with playlists are not uncommon.
“Sometimes things like that happen and we do our best to rectify it,” he says.
RDU is Christchurch’s longest running independent radio station and their frequency 98.5FM is broadcast across Christchurch.
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has received no official complaints on the broadcast.
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11/10/2012 2:23:46 p.m.
9/10/2012 2:03:00 p.m.
"You’re in the business of making things out of nothing…You want to dig this up, well I’m telling you it’s been dealt with,”
He makes a good point..... wheres the story in this?
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