Kanshi Radio Limited Fined

Ofcom has imposed a £17,500 fine on Kanshi Radio Limited for failing to provide adequate protection for viewers after it aired potentially offensive and harmful content on its Kanshi Radio station.

Ofcom fined Kanshi Radio Limited £17.500

Ofcom fined Kanshi Radio Limited £17.500

Under Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code, all licensees must apply generally-accepted standards to the content on their TV and radio services, so that audiences are adequately protected from offensive and harmful material.

After an investigation, Ofcom found that a song broadcast on the radio station included hate speech, which could have resulted in a serious risk of harm and caused unjustified offence to audiences.

Ofcom concluded this was a serious breach of the Broadcasting Code, which warranted a statutory sanction.