BBC fined for fake radio contests

THE BBC was fined £95,000 yesterday for running unfair competitions on two radio stations. Industry regulator Ofcom imposed the penalty for serious breaches of its code in Dermot O'Leary's shows on Radio 2 and Tony Blackburn's on BBC London.

The BBC invited listeners to take part in phone-ins in pre-recorded programmes that were broadcast "as live".

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