Content Fines Happen Overseas Too
June 4, 2007 at 5:29 AM (PT)
For AMERICAN radio personalities concerned about the crackdown on content by the FCC here, it seems fines are an international issue now. A Singapore radio station will be fined S$15,000 (RM33,150) for breaching the island state’s radio programme code when it broadcast what the media regulator here described as "exploitive and inappropriate content" in MARCH.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) said that during the radio segments, contestants from FHM magazine’s "Girls Next Door" contest were challenged to take off their bras "on air" in the shortest possible time under their clothes. MDA notes that the two DJs had made sexually suggestive comments on how fast the bras were removed, as well as the color, design and cup size of the bras and the size of the girls’ breasts, the MDA said in a statement. The DJs had also commended several of the girls for being able to remove their bras quickly and reminded them to pose for the camera with their bras as videos of the segments would be posted online on MEDIACORP RADIO’s online platform.