The Canadian Press

2011-01-17 | ENT MUSIC Dire Straits

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A Halifax radio station defied a ban against playing a Dire Straits hit by running a "Money for Nothing" marathon on January 17th. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council had ruled the song was unfit for radio because of a gay slur in its lyrics. J-C Douglas, program director at Q-104, said a few listeners sent emails since the marathon, saying they intended to file a complaint with the council or had already done so. (On August 31st, the council released a review of its ruling. It said the original decision was correct in deeming the song inappropriate, but it added that the context of the tune must be taken into consideration. The majority of the council's panel felt the song used a gay slur satirically and not in a hateful manner.)

Date: 2011-01-17
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << so I welcomed a complaint to that will have a chance to have our side of the story heard because I've actually written our side of the story and in many many emails to two individuals who complain about this now so I fully prepared to respond to an official Complaint >>