Radio & Television

Cranky DJs can’t retaliate by giving out callers’ names and numbers

OTTAWA – Even if a caller really makes you mad, DJs can’t give out the person’s name and phone number as retribution, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council confirmed Wednesday. A decision concerning the broadcast of two episodes of the morning show “Le p’tit monde à Frenchie” on CJMS-AM, outlined an exchange in which a caller (who called himself Johnny – not his real name, as listeners later learned) had some disagreement with the hosts. “After the call was suddenly disconnected, ‘Frenchie’, apparently miffed, gave the caller’s number out on the air. Four days later, another listener called up and provided...