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Monday, October 25, 2010

Canadian Regulator Issues Smackdown To Radio Host Over Justin Bieber Comments

The Canadian Radio Standards Council, Ontario Regional Panel, has ruled that an October 20, 2009, broadcast of the Dean Blundell Show on CRNY-FM violated the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Equitable Portrayal Code for comments made about Justin Bieber. As a sanction, the CRSC told the station to read the following twice during specified times on air.

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has found that CFNY-FM (102.1 The Edge) has violated the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Equitable Portrayal Code.  During the course of the Dean Blundell Show of October 20, 2009, there were gratuitous and unnecessary sexual comments made with reference to children.  Those comments violated Clause 8(b) of the Code, which prohibits the sexualization of children in programming.

 More here from THE, Esq.

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