TalkSport in the UK are claiming a first with the novel idea of inviting listeners to record audio email messages through their website to be sent to the station for later broadcast.
Two of three complaints by listeners against national UK station TalkSport have been upheld. The UK’s Radio Authority reprimanded the talk station for an item on their Breakfast Show in which Turkish people were described as being “barbaric”. Despite a claim that the word was used in the context of Galatasaray football supporters, the Radio Authority upheld the complaint.
TalkSport’s FA Cup commentaries were described by the station as being “exclusive”, even though they are anything but! The station’s claim that they meant exclusive in the sense of style and presentation rather than the competition itself was, not surprisingly, rejected, although the complaint was only partially upheld by the Radio Authority.
Not upheld was the complaint by a listener that the station was “plain boring”! The Radio Authority admitted that it was not within their powers to reprimand any station for being boring.
Source: Media Guardian