Temporary win for 2Day

Staff Writer

2DayFM went before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Sydney yesterday in an effort to overturn the ACMA's strict licence conditions that apply to all their programs for 5 years.

The conditions mean the station must ''uphold generally accepted standards of decency'', including not demeaning women, or risk losing its licence.

Yesterday, counsel for the station, Richard Cobden, SC, said ACMA's description of the tone of the comments as being ''aggressive and vitriolic'' was ''far from the truth''.

''The content is aggressive but it's not said in a particularly aggressive tone. If you go to the comment 'I'll hunt you down', that's actually said in a conversational way,'' he said.

2DayFM boss Jeremy Simpson, claimed that the conditions imposed on them could cost the business $15 million and force it to scrap 4 of its live programs.

The tribunal said it would grant a temporary stay order under which the ACMA's decency condition would only apply to The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

Read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald here

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