Kiss FM UK in breach for offensive language
Kiss FM UK in breach for offensive language
Posted by
Kiss FM UK in breach for offensive language

A travel news bulletin on Kiss FM has put the Bauer station in breach of the broadcasting code for using the F word.

One person complained after the words “There is queuing traffic for two miles due to, oh fucking hell” were heard during the bulletin at 6.40am on August 13th 2015.

The station apologised a few minutes later, with one of the presenters saying: “It’s Kiss Breakfast. We’d like to apologise if you heard any bad language earlier on today”.

The radio fail happened after a pre-recorded travel bulletin wasn’t edited correctly prior to broadcast in the London area as Kiss offers split travel news.

Kiss apologised to Ofcom and said the broadcast of offensive language in this case was “accidental” and “completely unintentional”, but said that it is extremely unlikely that children are likely to be listening in the holidays at this time.

Ofcom didn’t agree, and found the station in breach.

If you have the audio, feel free to send it to [email protected] :)

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 3 7657 23 November, 2015 Industry News, Today 10:13 am 201511 Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

Doing the DAB in Manchester - December 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Texture Bar, Manchester)
BBC Music Awards 2016 - December 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (ExCeL London 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL, England)
Deadline for entries: IRN Awards - January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm ()
European Radio Show - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
European Radio Show - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
European Radio Show - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
RAJAR delivered to stations Q4 2016 - February 8, 2017 at 10:30 am ()
Radiodays Europe 2017 - March 19, 2017 at 12:00 am (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
More events