THE PIRATE-RADIO station that had to remove a contentious advertisement after pressure from Loving Dalston and Hackney council has been raided.
Ofcom told this site that action was taken in Islington “Ofcom can confirm that action to prevent a pirate radio station, Back 2 Back, from broadcasting was taken in Islington on 30 October 2014”.
The broadcasting regulator added: “Investigations into the station are ongoing.”
The raid was carried out for Ofcom by Islington council, which told Loving Dalston: “On 30 October council officers took a number of steps to put an illegal pirate radio station out of operation.”
The contentious ad was for a plant supposed to cure cancer and hundreds of other conditions.
The ad might have misled listeners into thinking they could survive serious conditions by taking a so-called superfood consisting of extracts from Moringa oleifera.
After the raid, the station agreed to drop the ad.
Hamish Scott 111114
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