The midnight programs of DJ Chacha on Tambayan 101.9 and Wild Confessions with DJ Papa Jack of 90.7 Love Radio are on the spotlight as one Bishop in Sorsogon Arturo Bastes calls for the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas to monitor content.
DJ Chacha and DJ Papa Jack are among the most popular disc jockeys in Manila, both of whom are handling radio programs that offer advice for radio listeners who call in sharing more often than not their failed or ailing love stories.
In most cases, topics include sexual content that the bishop finds inappropriate for mass media.
“… Ilang mga DJs gumagamit ng malalaswa na mga language. They tempt people to sin especially sexual innuendos. ” – Bishop Bastes.
Bastes was particularly referring to DJ Chacha’s suggestive ad libs on air and DJ Papa Jack’s green jokes and segments involving callers making gyrating sounds.
“Hindi lang sex yung usapan, like kung merong nagsishare ng problema sa yo, madadaanan mo lang siya. Hindi mo naman pag-uusapan yung ginagawa nila, paano ginawa nila, ” defends DJ Chacha.
“I think there are more lives touched than ruined,” says DJ Papa Jack.
Bishop Bastes urges those DJs who give advice on such midnight radio programs to just play religious songs.
Radio stations in Cebu City recently also faced a similar hot seat scenario. Stations here decided to drop all its text pal segments, or programs where listeners gave their cell phone numbers on air in exchange for a text pal.
All radio stations agreed to lift these programs following the death of a radio listener who was killed by a text pal she met via the radio program.