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‘Money for Nothing’ marathons generate no complaints

Broadcast watchdog won’t punish radio stations that defied ban on the Dire Straits hit

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The Canadian broadcast watchdog that ruled the Dire Straits hit “Money for Nothing” could no longer be broadcast in its unedited form didn’t get single complaint in response to radio stations intentionally defying the ban. Incensed at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council’s decision to uphold a complaint over a gay slur in the song, classic rock radio stations in Halifax and Edmonton opted to air the tune over and over again. Had listeners complained about the move, the stations could’ve been reprimanded. But surprisingly enough, no one registered any objections.

Winnipeg Free Press

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