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After a listener to CHOZ-FM in St. John’s, NL expressed concern over the playing of the unedited “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has ruled that the unedited song cannot play on the radio.

The song mentions the term “faggot” which takes on a totally different meaning in Canada compared to the UK where the band is from, causing one person to believe that it is discrimination towards homosexuals.

The ruling comes 25 years after the song was released. In a time where political correctness was less involved in society.

A caller to Edmonton’s “Classic Rock K-97” (CIRK-FM) said that in the United Kingdom the word means “dirty little jerk” compared to the “gay slur” in North America.

In order to stand up against this topic. K-97 has posted information on their rebel to the CBSC on theirĀ website.

What about Nickelback’s “Burn it to the Ground” or “Something In Your Mouth”, of course their songs would never be taken off, because then it would be a CanCon issue (30% of all music must be Canadian, for those unaware). I strongly believe that it is not, in any way, offensive, as the British meaning is completely different from the Canadian/US meaning.

CBC has posted an interview with the CBSC’s national chair online.

My96FM is now sporting a brand new website.

The new website is pretty slick and incorporates an interactive poll to vote on whatever contest is going on, an MP3 and video module for listeners to hear and see the latest band or song that is out, photo albums from My96 events, Facebook links to the On Air Crew, concert links for Southeast Alberta, etc.

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The website incorporates a streaming radio application you can run directly from your web browser as well, so you can listen to My96FM from work or home and you can win stuff by listening and rate the music. Simply click around to see what you can find.

Interested in finding out all about the On Air Crew? Check out their biographies. According to The 10 Facts about Grant Buchanan, he has only one testicle. Not only can you see photos of what the voice coming out of your speakers looks like, but you can read about what is in their pants too!



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