Radio & Television

26-year-old song now offensive, has “evolved to become unacceptable”, says CBSC

OTTAWA – The use of a derogatory word for gays in a song breaches broadcast codes, and so does any radio station that plays it, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has determined.The song in question is the unedited version of “Money for Nothing” by British rock band Dire Straits which was recently played on CHOZ-FM (OZ FM, Newfoundland).  The song, from the band’s 1985 album Brothers In Arms, includes three instances of the word “faggot”.  It is that version of the song that was broadcast on OZ FM on February 1, 2010 (the station’s declared policy is to broadcast classic...

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