Kids break into radio station and swear on air

Staff Writer

A group of kids has broken into a remote WA radio station and broadcast an impromptu late-nights show.

The kids, aged eight to 14, had been taught studio basics from the manager of the Wangki Yupurnanupurru community radio station in Fitzroy Crossing and they used those skills to go live to air.

Unfortunately, there was one lesson the kids hadn’t learnt – no swearing in the studio – and police were called when their expletive-ridden jokes offended a listener.

Station manager Angie Stahl told the ABC: "They were able to turn on all the microphones, turn on the panel and switch everything on in the right way, and decided to do a bit of a show themselves."

"But unfortunately their show mainly involved swearing, which was a bit punk, a bit avant-garde, but also breaches the broadcasting laws, and our codes of practice.”

Stahl said rather than press charges against the minors, their parents and elders would have them perform ‘sorry tasks’.

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