CBSC Says CFNY Innuendo Didn't Violate CAB Code
January 28, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
The CANADIAN BROADCAST STANDARDS COUNCIL has ruled that sexual innuendo on two recurring segments of DEAN BLUNDELL's show on CORUS Alternative CFNY (102.1 THE EDGE)/TORONTO did not violate the CAB Code of Ethics.
The segments involved included the "GAY JEFF" segment, in which innuendos like abbreviating an assistant manager's position as "ass man" were used, and "Wha' Happened," which included a woman's story of being strip-searched, another woman's story of when her boyfriend accidentally cut her nipple off with a weed-whacker, and a third woman's tale of a trip to a Mexican gynecologist. The CBSC's ONTARIO panel said that "the examples were simply insufficiently explicit to amount to 'unduly sexually explicit' content. This is not to say that they might not be understood by some young persons; it is rather that the sexual dialogue was not anything like the 'in your face examples' [previously adjudicated by the CBSC]."
The Council also ruled that the use of some French obscenities on GROUPE RADIO SIMARD French AC CKRB (103.5 COOL FM)/ST.-GEORGES-DE-BEAUCE, QC during the daytime did violate the CAB code.