Stop gratuitous description of violence on radio news broadcasts.

Stop gratuitous description of violence on radio news broadcasts.

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Jardin Roestorff started this petition to Broadcasting complaints commission

How many times do you hear graphic descriptions of murder, rape and general violence on radio stations news when traveling in the car with your children? Is it necessary and in the public's interest to hear the gratuitous and sensational details of these crimes? I believe it is nothing more than morbid fascination that desensitizes our society to crime and violence. Do we need to hear this daily deluge on the radio, does it increase listenership and sponsorship? I'm sure most would rather hear catchy advertisments between the good music. 

Let's keep the news tuned into local politics, weather, traffic and international events and let them know that we switch stations or turn the radio off when these gory crimes are described.

If we can block internet searches, set a PG rating TV stations and movies, why can radio stations not report on real news that affects us directly, not the torrid details of what crimes have been directed against women, children and men. They are not warning notices, they are just horribly sickening and we should have the right to choose whether we need to hear this or prefer to read about it, if so inclined.

Join us in changing news content into what we need to hear!

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