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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Additional Details of ACMA Investigation

ACMA ARE INVESTIGATING 2DAY FM FOR ALLEGED BREACH OF The Additional condition on commercial radio broadcasting licence No 3032 under subsection 43(1) of the Broadcast Services Act 1992

ACMA has decided to investigate a complaint against relevant paragraphs of said mentioned additional licence condition. The first additional condition was imposed on 2DayFM on the 3rd March 2010 and is to cease effect 3 years after the initial date of effect. This came about after Kyle Sandilands asked a minor live on air about her sex life to which she admitted to being uncomfortable being interviewed and that she had been raped.

The latest alleged breach relates to one of the news segments broadcast on the Kyle & Jackie O show on the 20th April 2012. The comments made were in relation to a baby born with a genetic defect that resulted in him having four extra limbs. Kyle Sandilands described baby Umar Farooq as ‘Spider Baby’.


Despite his co-workers pleading (at least initially) with him to stop and the flashing lights, bells and whistles (that were actually audible to the listener) Kyle continued to make derogative and inflammatory comments in relation to this child.

Indeed Kyle was mocking the measures put in place by Austereo – For example the flashing light system – Imagine it going to the Olympics and you look next to you and there’s spider baby [makes spider noises]. And you think: I’ve got no chance. Trust me, being up against spider baby [makes high-pitched spider noises]. Oh there’s the flashing red light - Babies might write a letter, I’d better shut up … [puts on high-pitched voice] ‘I’m a baby that also has a strange leg, so I took great offence.’

After being told to ‘Move on’ by Jackie O a mother herself, Gemma and Jackie O burst into fits of giggles (while Kyle was continually making spider noises) to the point that they had to go off air and cut to an Ad!

This incident occurred only 24 days after the (27th March 2012) when ACMA began formal steps to impose it’s second licence condition on 2Day FM, finding they had breached the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice 2011 (the codes) AGAIN after Kyle Sandilands indecent and offensive comments about a female journalist (22nd November 2011). In essence ACMA gave the licensee a ‘Notice of intention to impose an additional licence condition.’

In response to this incident, 2DayFM indicated that it had introduced several safeguards, including

  • Instructing Kyle Sandilands and his management of the sort of remarks that are unacceptable and must not be repeated.
  • Extending the broadcast delay for the program from 10 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Installing a warning light in Sydney (and LA) to allow production staff and content advisors to notify announcers when content may be of concern.

On May 16th 2012 ACMA officially handed down it’s final ruling on it’s latest investigation into Kyle Sandilands whereby ALL content broadcast by 2DayFM for 5 years must not offend generally accepted standards of decency, having regard to the demographic characteristics of the audience of the relevant program.

A statement followed from Southern Cross Austereo CEO, Rhys Holleran said, “Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) acknowledges today’s decision by ACMA and is reviewing all available options. SCA finds the decision broad reaching and its lengthy term unprecedented. SCA believes ACMA has not fully taken into consideration the extensive processes and procedures that the business has taken upon itself to implement with regards to comments made by Kyle Sandilands on 22 November 2011.”

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