Local radio station in Singapore, HOTFM913 has dropped its deejays and its morning radio segment The Married Men for airing inappropriate content.
The termination came as a result of a prank call last Thursday morning in the “Kena Pluck” segment.
SPH Unionworks, owners of the station said in a statement that the move was necessary because of a breach in contract.
The segment has since been replaced with Hot FM’s Hot Breakfast show.
On Thursday morning, one of the deejays called a woman claiming to be an officer from an embassy who was doing a background check on her and asked if she hit children.
He then went ahead to advise her to only “hit children from poor families as they could not afford lawyers” as opposed to “expat kids from rich families who could afford lawyers.”
The Married Men team is made up of three on-air personalities, Rod Monteiro, Andre Hoeden and Jillian Lim, along with two producers, one of which is Shaun Tupaz (photo above, right corner). The team has been with SPH Unionworks since 2007.
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Petition to bring The Married Men back on air!
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(Photo credit: The Married Men – HOTFM91.3 Singapore)