Updated: 05/15/2014 00:36

MediaCorp fined for DJ's inappropriate language



MediaCorp fined for DJ's inappropriate language

The Media Development Authority has fined MediaCorp $6,300 for breaching the Free-to-air Radio Programme Code. 

On March the 20th, Class 95FM DJ Joe Augustin used a derogatory term to describe a visually-impaired woman who said she was denied service at a fast food outlet. 

He used the same term again the following day. 

MediaCorp Radio's Vice President of English Programming, Georgina Chang said the company does not condone the use of unacceptable language and there's a strict internal process to address it. 

She adds that radio is a passionate, and emotional medium, and sometimes in aiming to engage and entertain our listeners live, DJs make mistakes in the manner in which they express themselves. 

Class 95FM DJ Joe Augustin has apologised to those he offended, and promised to do better.

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