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12 February 2009

Greensleeves wants a bleeping compromise

As a result of the new “no bleeping, no daggering” guidelines that were recently handed down by the Broadcasting Commission, Jamaica’s radio stations are scrambling to conform and finding that their existing playlists have to be completely revamped in order to comply full. Most are being hit hard by the regulations, with one radio station in particular - ZipFM - estimating that approximately 60% of its regular playlist will now be affected by the new ban. This is a Dancehall.Mobi news update.

Greensleeves reggae label wants government to allow songs with daggering and bleeps for late night broadcast but concedes that, at times, local radio goes too far.
At the same time, it does not expect the ban to hurt these songs popularity.

Greensleeves president, Olivier Chastan, made the suggestion yesterday while speaking to Jamaica Observer news reporter - Steven Jackson. Click here to see full details from the interview.