Bad on-air language a sign of the times

Is the use of bad language okay in public these days?

I was amazed to hear presenters of the local radio station using bad language on air, and it seems to be a trend.

Some of today's music uses words that could still get you into trouble, and for the most part do not get airplay, but it seems that not all radio stations are willing to take the stand and say 'no we do not think such words should go to air'.

But now the presenters of radio shows are using the same words. What message is this sending to the younger people? That it is okay to swear.

Do radio stations have a responsibility to the public in setting a standard as to what is said in public?

JEFF SHEEN

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