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Gringo! Faggot! Is there still a place for context in radio?

There are two controversies raging in radioland right now over the appropriateness of words broadcast across the airwaves. One of them is playing itself out in Canada; the other in the United States. The Canadian debate involves the word “faggot”; the US involves the articulation of the word “gringo.” Following these discussions, I’m wondering if […]

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Canada’s Gay/Lesbian radio listeners debate Dire Straits ‘Money for Nothing’ ban

Xtra, Canada’s Gay/Lesbian news service, has strongly questioned the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council’s decision to declare Dire Straits‘ song ‘Money for Nothing’ “unacceptable for broadcast” over the airwaves. But judging from the reader comments, Gay and Lesbian Canadians are divided on the matter. The song itself is about a crabby home appliance installation guy bitter […]

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