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People's Report: Clamp down on filth on radio, TV

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Below is the sexually explicit and offensive content which was aired by errant disc jocks who, despite the warning and public-education campaigns by the Broadcasting Commission, continue to breach the programming guidelines and the broadcast laws.

At 11:25 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015, the operators of LINKZ 96 FM aired a poorly edited version of the song Remember You by Wiz Khalifa, featuring The Weeknd, with the lyrics:

"She's about to earn some bragging rights,

I'm 'bout to give it up like I've been holding back all night,

Girl, take pride in what you wanna do,

Even if that means a new man every night inside of you,"


At 8:12 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015, the operators of FYAH 105 FM aired a partially edited version of the song Run This Town by Jay-Z, featuring Kanye West & Rihanna, with the lyrics:

"She got a ass that'll swallow up a G-string,

And up top, uh, two bee stings,

And I'm beasting, off the Riesling,"


At 8:24 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015, the operators of FAME 95 FM aired a sexually explicit version of the song Post To Be by Omarion, featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko, with the lyrics:

"Better believe she gone leave with a real (real),

I d%#k her down can't put it down like I do,

I get to bussin' no discussin', gotta deal with it."


I had first reported this very explicit content from Post To Be, which was aired by this very station, FAME 95 FM, on November 29, 2014.

Two of the sponsors on the programme when Post To Be was aired on FAME FM are National Baking Company and the Students' Loan Bureau.

On Monday, April 6, 2015, the operators of CVM TV aired the following graphic dialogue during the hit show Suits:

At 9:04 p.m., the word 'motherf@!%#r', and at 9:06 p.m., the word 'sh%t'.

These are two of the words that should never be said on television. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words

At 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the operators of HOT 102 FM aired a version of Touch You by Alkaline, with the lyrics:

"Mi love fi touch u,

if u fi eva gi weh mi property

mi a mash you up."

Such lyrics incite and promote violence against women.

There can be no justification for the airing of such offensive and abusive content by the licensees. The reckless actions of the DJs and operators violated the Children's Programming Code and the Television & Sound Broadcasting Regulations.