Robert and Jono’s Drive Show. “Wind up Your Wife” telephone prank in which wife told husband she was getting restraining order against his mother. Not upheld (fairness).
The Racing Show. Offensive language in response to caller. Upheld (good taste and decency). No order.
Radio Pacific's Morning Grill. Referred to an Authority decision ordering complainant to pay costs to the broadcaster as complaint about use of offensive language was vexatious. Declined to determine (no tape).
Lite FM: Name Game Competition. Excluded unusual names. Not upheld (discrimination and denigration, fairness).
Radio Pacific. Hosts interviewed RNZ Navy Commander about help being given to damaged British destroyer and some questions allegedly denigrated the British. Not upheld (balance, fairness, denigration).
Radio Pacific: Morning Grill. Allegedly offensive remarks about the Queen. Not upheld (good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration).
More FM. Radio competition, disclosure of work-place. Upheld (privacy). Action taken sufficient (fairness). No order (apology to complainant sufficient).
The Rock. Morning broadcasts included offensive language and behaviour. Upheld: 3 broadcasts (good taste and decency); 1 broadcast ( responsible programming); 2 broadcasts (action taken insufficient). Not upheld: 1 broadcast (law and order, responsible programming); 1 broadcast (good taste and decency, responsible programming). Orders (total costs of $3,000 to Crown).
The Rock. Eight complaints about morning broadcasts that were allegeldy using the airwaves to ridicule and denigrate. Upheld (3 complaints: fairness). Not upheld (5 complaints: fairness; privacy). Orders (broadcast of statement, $250 costs).
The Edge. Interview contained impersonation of cyclist banned for bad language and used offensive language which was beeped out. Upheld (fairness). Not upheld (discrimination and denigration). No order.
The Edge: Office Goss. Caller claimed that a school principal was a lesbian in relationship with another teacher. Complaint that this was a breach of good taste, privacy, fairness and accuracy. Declined to determine (no tape). Warning.
Radio Pacific. Host used allegedly offensive language in describing the Australian Government's attitude to ANZUS and the United States. Not upheld (good taste and decency).
Radio Pacific, Solid Gold, The Edge, The Rock. Messages broadcast over 4 days asking anyone who knew complainant's whereabouts to contact The RadioWorks Ltd. Allegedly improper use of missing person report. Upheld: majority (privacy principles iii and v, fairness). Not upheld (privacy principle iv). No order.
The Edge: "The Help Desk". Stories about initiation rites at secondary schools. Allegedly lack of social responsibility. Declined to determine (no tape).
Radio Pacific talkback. Caller's description of Prime Minister Helen Clark. Upheld (good taste and decency, non-retention of tape). Order (broadcast of approved statement).
Radio Pacific. Only part of letter from complainant to talkback host read on air. Not upheld (balance, fairness, accuracy).
Radio Pacific. Talkback host's description of Minister of Health. Not upheld (good taste and decency, discrimination and denigration).
The Edge. Listeners asked to call station mid-afternoon on topic of sex. Upheld (social responsibility: effect on children). Not upheld (good taste and decency). No order.
The Edge: ring-in competition. Some callers’ suggestions violent and cruel. Declined to determine (good taste and decency, law and order, responsible programming: effect on children).
The Rock: Morning Rumble. Competition about the worst things that had ever happened to you when drinking included story about drunk youth who was sexually abused and the abuse photographed. Upheld (good taste and decency, social responsibility). Order ($2,500 costs to Crown).