Radio & Television

CBSC flooded with more than 1,000 complaints after radio host joked about hitting cyclists

OTTAWA – A radio personality who suggested that drivers run down cyclists breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC).On March 27, 2017, the hosts of talk show 100% Normandeau on CFEL-FM (BLVD 102.1, Quebec City) discussed current events with another BLVD host at that time, AndrĂ© Arthur.  In light of that day’s snowstorm, they talked about cyclists who ride their bicycles in inclement winter weather.  Arthur said,   Today, someone on a bike, hit them, relieve them, do something.”The CBSC was inundated with 1,112 complaints about the broadcast, accusing Arthur of provoking listeners...
 

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