Kanshi Radio says sorry for serious Ofcom breach
Satellite radio station Kanshi is in serious trouble with Ofcom after playing an extremely offensive song on more than one occasion.
One listener complained about hearing the 11-minute song Pinky Pinky, which, when translated from Punjabi, included the words c*ck, c*nt, s*it, f*ck, mother**cker, **tch, **stard, **ts and more.
Ofcom said the content of the song broke four rules (2.1, 2.3, 3.2 and 3.3) in the Broadcasting Code.
The station offered its “sincerest apologies…and regret that this incidence took place” adding that the song had not been “broadcast intentionally with [the] purpose to offend or threaten anybody”. It added that “The material was not created by Kanshi Radio and does not reflect who we are.”
KRL confirmed that the song had been broadcast twice, firstly on 30 June 2016 at 01:59 and then on the occasion that prompted the complaint to Ofcom, 1 September 2016 at 00:05. The station said it was burgled and it borrowed some CDs as a back up, and believes some of the songs were copied on to the playout system. The song has been on the station’s system since 2013 but only been played twice, it confirmed.
Ofcom has put the station on notice and will consider these breaches for the imposition of a statutory sanction.
Meanwhile, Frank Skinner has been found in breach of playing a song with the lyrics “…And I’m so **cked. This lake is looking **cking big” during his Saturday morning show. Absolute Radio said that “we regrettably agree” that this incident was a breach of the Code and apologised for what it described as “a genuine mistake from a team with an unblemished record in this area”.