Liverpool Host Exits After On-Air F-Bomb
June 26, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE morning co-host SIMON O'BRIEN resigned MONDAY (6/25) after he played a promo for another show that included his use of the "f-word." The LIVERPOOL DAILY POST reports that the promo for ROGER PHILLIPS' evening show clearly featured O'BRIEN saying of efforts to revitalize EDGE LANE in LIVERPOOL, "f--k the government, f--k the planners."
O'BRIEN, a former actor in the soap opera "BROOKSIDE," issued a statement that said, "I am very sorry for the lapse yesterday morning, which will have caused offense to many listeners. The pre-recorded material, which was entirely my work, was never meant to be broadcast. I further stress that the views aired were my personal views and in no way reflect the editorial position of BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE or the BBC in general. In the circumstances, I have decided the correct thing to do is to resign from BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE with immediate effect."
Co-host LUCINDA MOORE continues solo for now.