CRTC Asks Canadian Broadcast Standards Council to Review Decision to Ban Dire Straits Song
Date: Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 10:50:47 UTC

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission wrote to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) asking it to review its determination that the unedited version of the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits was inappropriate for Canadian radio. On January 12, the CBSC's Atlantic Regional Panel found that the use of a derogatory word in the song breached broadcast codes. The CBSC's decision has elicited a strong public reaction and created uncertainty for private radio stations across the country. Complete Article

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