The Australian Communications and Media Authority have opened a formal investigation into the broadcast of last weeks Prank Call on Sydney radio station 2DayFM.
In the below statement they have made a point of clairfying that their “formal regulatory relationship” is with 2Day FM, and not MC and Mel.
In opening the investigation, the ACMA has decided to exercise its discretionary powers under section 170 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to commence an ‘own motion’ investigation.
Chris Chapman, Chairman of the ACMA, noted:
“The ACMA’s formal regulatory relationship is always with the relevant licensee (and not the presenters of any broadcast in question). The ACMA will be examining whether the licensee has complied with its broadcasting obligations.”
The ACMA will be seeking to expedite this investigation and does not propose making any further statement while its investigation is underway.