4FM censured for breach of programme standards

"Listeners would have reasonably assumed that racist and prejudicial remarks of some callers to the programme were reasonable and acceptable."

18th October, 2013
4FM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against radio station Classic Hits FM after racist comments went "largely unchallenged" in a programme hosted by veteran broadcaster David Harvey.

The BAI criticised the station for its failure to challenge what the Committee considered racist and prejudicial remarks, the treatment of certain callers by the presenter as well as the handling of the discussion by the programme makers across the duration of the

programme.

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