LBC escapes 26 complaints about content standards

Twenty-six separate complaints about LBC’s output in the last month have been dismissed by Ofcom because they did not raise issues warranting investigation.

Appearing under the ‘Complaints assessed, not investigated’ list in the latest Ofcom bulletin, the incidents are assessed under the Procedures for investigating breaches of content standards for television and radio.

Bridge FM, Cando FM, Classic FM, Clyde 1, Heart West Midlands, Link FM, Magic Soul, Radio X, talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK and Zack FM also appear on the same Content Standards list, whilst Chorley FM, High Peak/Ashbourne Radio, Beyond Radio, Smooth North West and Siren FM also appear on the list for complaints against not sticking to their formats.

Amongst the complaints for LBC, eight were made against Eddie Mair, one for sexual material and six for generally accepted standards.

Maajid Nawaz attracted six, Nigel Farage got four, James O’Brien for three, there were two each for Shelagh Fogarty and Steve Allen, and one for Generally accepted standards at the station.