You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Oz radio is re-regulated

Aussie officials find 119 code breaches

Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment.

That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 breaches of the code.

The inquiry stemmed from last year’s “cash for comments” affair, in which talkradio hosts were found to have contravened radio codes through secret sponsorship contracts that influenced the content of their shows.

More News

  • Joy Reid Hillary Clinton NYC Power

    Joy Reid's Attorney: FBI Opens Investigation Into Hacking Allegations

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

  • Bill CosbyCriminal charges against Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby Retrial: No Verdict Reached, Jury to Reconvene Thursday

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

  • Jim Gianopulos'Downsizing' film premiere, Arrivals, Los

    Paramount Chief Jim Gianopulos Touts Turnaround, Acknowledges Years of Flops

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

  • Fox World Cup Broadcast Team Talks

    Fox World Cup Broadcast Team Looks to Put American Stamp on International Affair

    Amid a mounting payola scandal, Australian radio’s eight-year flirtation with self-regulation will be suspended for 2-1/2 years in favor of a re-regulated environment. That’s the outcome of an Australian Broadcasting Authority inquiry, which condemned radio stations for their “systemic failure to ensure the effective operation of the industry’s self-regulatory code of practice” after uncovering 119 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content