Children Break Into Local WA Radio Station, Swear During Live Broadcast
By Anne Lu | June 13, 2014 4:36 PM EST
Children have broken into a local radio station in Western Australia and broadcast their impromptu show. The kids, aged from eight to 14, delivered a late-night show complete with obscenities at the Wangki Yupurnanupurru community radio station Fitzroy Crossing, prompting a concerned listener to call on the police.
“They were able to turn on all the microphones, turn on the panel and switch everything on in the right way, and decided to do a bit of a show themselves,” station manager Angie Stahl told ABC, explaining that she had previously given the children lessons in community radio.
“But unfortunately, their show mainly involved swearing, which was a bit punk, a bit avant-garde, but also breaches the broadcasting laws and our codes of practice.”
The children must have entered through a window in Stahl’s house, which adjoins the studios, during their break-in earlier in June. They even ate some chicken nuggets and dyed their hair.
“They were making themselves at home – no damage was done, they were just hanging around the house, cooking some chicken nuggets, and they dyed their hair red from some hair dye I had lying around,” Stahl continued.
“But after just enjoying the quiet space of the house, they found the keys to the radio studio and decided to let themselves in.”
That’s when they thought to broadcast their own little show full of swearing. Not long after, though, police have arrived.
Although Stahl was understandably furious at that time, she said that she decided not to press charges against the children.
Instead, she reached an agreement with them and their parents and guardians. The children would have to perform “sorry tasks” to make up for their shenanigan.
“Criminal charges might have had serious consequences for a couple of the kids, so we decided we could work it out amongst ourselves, and that worked out a lot better.”
Stahl even said that the kids may have a future in broadcasting.
“They’d come in a couple of times before to do a couple of shows and programs, so I’d taught them the basics,” she said. “So it’s good to see the knowledge was used correctly.”
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Prince Harry & Camilla Thurlow Getting Serious, St. Tropez Holiday Before The Prince’s 30th Birthday [PHOTOS]
- Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Heads to Malta For New Movie After A Whirlwind French Wedding [PHOTOS]
- Prince William & Kate Middleton Caught Flirting In A Countryside Dinner Date [PHOTOS]
- Chris Martin Getting Serious With Jennifer Lawrence, Actress Joining Coldplay Tour [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- MH370 Update: Australians Unveil New Map To Find The Missing Plane
- Ebola Virus 'Rapidly Mutating' as Research Finds Almost 400 Mutations; International Aid Moves at a Snail's Pace
- Court Grants Indian Man Divorce Over Wife’s Insatiable Sex Demands
- ISIS Threat: Australia Terror Alert Level at 'Medium' as Saudi King Warns of Attacks in Europe in a Month
- Shocking Ice Bucket Challenge Video: Man Drenches 10-Month-Old Granddaughter, Video Garnered Angry And Appalled Comments From Viewers
- Apple iPhone 6 Actual Release Date after September 9 Confirmed 128GB Variant with New Resolution
- Moto G2 Release Roundup: Specs, Pricing, and Release Date Details
- PlayStation 4 Killing Xbox One Costing Microsoft Millions But It's Fine
- Google Chrome 64-bit for Windows 8 and Window 7 with Mac Beta Available
- Apple iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 L: OS Wars Puts Android to Lower while Apple to Higher
- Nexus 6 on Release Date Confirmed with Phablet-Size Display as FCC Filing Hints of 5.9-Inch Screen
- Google Can Kill Samsung with Android KitKat and Android One: Here's How