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Freelance swearing on 6 Music

Just 24 hours after the BBC Trust gave some hope to the future of BBC 6 Music, the station has attracted at least one complaint for use of bad language.

Presenter Lauren Laverne, whilst interviewing Brooklyn band Freelance Whales, immediately apologised after the F-word was used.

Lauren asked the band members what fans can expect at a gig, and got a straight answer about the instruments used, to which Lauren commented: "OK, that's a very literal answer.."

Prompted to take the answer further, one band member [link=http://radiofail.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/live-music-interview-fail/]said[/link]: "Oh, OK it's going to be fucking awesome"

Lauren immediately apologised, and so did the band.

A BBC spokesperson told RadioToday.co.uk: "During Lauren Laverne's show today a member of the band Freelance Whales used inappropriate language live on air for which Lauren immediately apologised. We are sorry for any offence caused."

Listen to the link in question at [link=http://radiofail.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/live-music-interview-fail/]radiofail.tk[/link]

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