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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

BBC Radio Host Critiques New On-Air Rules

A BBC 1 radio host has criticized the new rules that the BBC has put in place to try to avoid situations like the one caused by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross several months ago. Chris Moyles says "Everything now needs to be signed, sealed and approved 18 times. We're not trying to change the world, but because radio is so dull, so boring and so formulaic, and anyone different – me or Jonathan [Ross] – stands out." Mr. Moyles has also found himself running afoul of BBC rules lately, over comments he made concerning a popular singer, and over comments about Auschwitz. Read more here.

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