Pirate station silenced after Hackney reports

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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 

* Backstory: Council stops claims for herb and Hackney switches off cancer claims 

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