December 23, 2005


Source: BBC News
* 1999 File Story *

Radio watchdog fines Evans

Virgin Radio has been fined £10,000 after Chris Evans broadcast a photographer's mobile phone number and urged listeners to harass him. It is the second highest penalty that the industry watchdog, the Radio Authority, has ever imposed.

Mr Evans, who owns Virgin Radio as well as presenting the breakfast show, gave out Mel Bouzad's number after he allegedly harassed Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.

Evans told his listeners to ring Bouzad and "hound him until he goes toes up".

The Radio Authority said: "The result was that the photographer claimed to have received over 700 calls, including death threats."..READ MORE HERE!

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