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Massive fine for Key 103

Following listener complaints about content during the James Stannage Phone-in, Ofcom have fined Manchester station Key 103 for 125,000 pounds.

Listeners complained that the following broadcasts contained:

– offensive jokes and comments about the death of Kenneth Bigley (10/10/04);
– offensive references to and treatment of Muslims (19/10/04);
– alleged incitement to racial hatred (05/11/04); and
– a racist comment (23/11/04).

Also on reviewing the station?s output Ofcom was concerned about a broadcast which:

– gave undue prominence to the presenter?s views during a discussion on a matter of political controversy (10/10/04).

Click here for the full PDF document from the Ofcom website.

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