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August 31, 2014

BBC says sorry for local radio news fail

A ‘technical mistake’ was to blame after sound effects being played over a news bulletin on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

The report about the Oscar Pistorius trial was broadcast complete with a woman’s screams and then crowd booing noises as the newsreader said ‘he admits shooting Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year’.

No reference to the extra audio during the bulletin but presenter Vic Minett started the hour by apologising for ‘a few odd things sneaking in there’.

A BBC spokesperson said: “There was a technical mistake where sound effects being prepared in another studio for an unrelated item were accidentally broadcast over the news bulletin. We apologised for the error immediately afterwards.”

Listen to the audio at Radiofail.

Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 8:08 pm by .

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