XFM Manchester says sorry for inappropriate content
XFM Manchester and breakfast presenter Tim Cocker has said sorry via Twitter for content which was broadcast on this morning’s show.
This station has been getting complaints on social media after an item which discussed people with Down Syndrome, and how Tim used to laugh at people with the condition when he was two.
The story was told by Tim’s mum, who said she was “beside herself with embarrassment”, in a pre-recorded call which was broadcast at 8:45am today.
Tim was unaware of the content of the call due to the nature of the feature, but has offered his apologies on Twitter.
A post on the station’s Facebook page says: “They were talking about embarrassing stories your mum could say. Tim Cockers mum came on and said, “when he was younger he used to laugh at disabled people. He went to Thorpe Park once and there was a coach load of Down syndrome adults and he laughed his head off, pointing and shouting haha!! Look at that man’s funny face”. To which the two djs laughed hysterically. Dead funny.”
One reply on Twitter says: “You should offer your resignation. We as a family will be pursuing a complaint through @Ofcom”
An Xfm Manchester spokesperson told RadioToday: “We are very sorry about this morning’s show. The content was completely inappropriate.”
Meanwhile on XFM London this morning, Jon Holmes was talking about Sexy Theme Parks.
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