Bishop wants foul-mouthed radio DJs disciplinedBy Jocelyn R. Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—A Catholic bishop on Monday called on the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to go after disc jockeys of some FM radio stations who use foul language on air and discipline them.
Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes on Monday said the KBP must strictly monitor these disc jockeys, especially those who run late-night radio programs.
“Some of the DJs, especially in midnight program, are using indecent and vulgar language, which is not good since we are a Christian country,” said Bastes over the Church-run Radio Veritas.
He observed that listening to FM radio stations supposedly for relaxation and entertainment was no longer a joyful experience since radio personalities engage in talks with “double meaning” or sexual innuendos.
Describing such method as “shameful,” the bishop stressed that these DJs must instead use good words on air to help boost the character and morality of Filipinos.
He added that the country didn’t need this kind of entertainment since “our people are already caught up with the secular world.”
“I hope [our disc jockeys] would help build our nation with good language, good music, god issue and good speeches,” said Bastes, a member of the Catholic Bishop’s Permanent Council.
He urged the KBP to be more discerning in its monitoring, not only of its rank in television, but also in radio, particularly in FM radio stations. “The KBP should really monitor and punish these DJs who use filthy language,” added Bastes.
Composed of owners and operators of radio and television stations, the KBP (Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines) is the primary broadcast media organization in the country.
It exercises self-regulation to boost and uphold the highest standards of quality in the broadcast industry.