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Toronto radio morning show banter sexualized children, breached codes, CBSC finds


OTTAWA – The sexualization of children during a radio station’s morning show banter went too far, according to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC).The Ontario Regional Panel reviewed a segment broadcast during the CKIS-FM (KiSS 92.5, Toronto) morning show Roz & Mocha on August 13, 2010.  A complainant expressed concern about an inappropriate conversation with a 10-year caller who had identified himself as “Noah”. The complainant alleged that the hosts belittled his name, questioned his religion, colour and origin. They then had a conversation regarding erections. Although the Panel found no Code breach regarding the human rights issues, it made the...