Pistols broadcast 'tasteless'

By Anthony Barnes
Tuesday 12 November 2013 06:36

The Sex Pistols hit God Save The Queen has upset the independent radio regulator a quarter of a century after the band originally caused havoc. Virgin Radio broadcast the song in April, just moments after a news item about the death of the Queen Mother. The Radio Authority has upheld a complaint about the scheduling of the track, even though the music on the programme had been pre-recorded. The authority's rules state that recorded programmes should be checked before broadcast to ensure they "are not rendered tasteless by intervening events, such as death". Virgin has apologised.

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