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Radio jocks must do better

Published:Thursday | December 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I was listening to Fame FM at about 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, when the popular song Touch You, performed by controversial artiste Alkaline, was aired. I heard the lyrics: "Mi love fi touch you/if you fi ever gi weh mi property, mi a mash you up."

Of course, the disc jock was not concerned about the fact that the artiste was promoting violence against women. In that, if the woman should be silly enough to give up her goods to another man, then she would be sure to get a good 'back-siding' (mash up) from him for her infidelity.

It sickens me to know that disc jocks fail to do better. Perhaps it is because some have no common sense, duty or sense of responsibility why they consistently violate the guidelines of the Broadcasting Commission and the internal mechanisms which are put in place by the radio stations.

Since that disc jock has no sense of taste or responsibility to his employer or to his listeners, he should be fired!

According to the Children's Code for Programming posted on the Broadcasting Commission's website, the content aired by the disc jock rises to the level of medium-level violence V2(C), and it violated regulation 30(J) and (K) of the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations.

It is never okay to bring violence to anyone during disputes.

I hope the Broadcasting Commission has started investi-gations into this atrocious and unspeakable act by your licensee.

Information Minister Sandrea Falconer and the Bureau of Women's Affairs should address this issue.

SHERNETTE DALEY-GRAHAM