Bishop wants end to dirty talk on air
Bemoaning the dirty talk and foul language spewed on air by some FM radio disc jockeys (DJ), a Catholic bishop has called on the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to discipline them.
Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said the KBP must strictly monitor these DJs, especially the ones who go on late at night.
“Some of the DJs, especially on midnight programs, use indecent and vulgar language which is not good since we are a Christian country,” Bastes said over Church-run Radio Veritas on Tuesday.
He said that listening to FM stations was no longer a relaxing and joyful experience since some DJs resort to “double meaning” and sexual innuendo in their spiels.
Calling it “shameful,” the bishop said DJs must use language that boosts the character and morality of Filipinos.
He said the public didn’t need this kind of entertainment since “our people are already caught up in the secular world.”
“I hope [the DJs] would help build our nation with good language, good music, good issues and good speeches,” said Bastes, a member of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Permanent Council.
‘Monitor and punish’
He urged the KBP to be more discerning in its monitoring of radio and television stations. “The KBP should really monitor and punish those DJs who use filthy language,” he said.
Composed of owners and operators of radio and television stations, the KBP is the primary broadcast media organization in the country.
It exercises self-regulation to uphold the highest standards of quality in the broadcast industry.