The carnage continues, Telecom and Vodafone bail too

Two more companies have bailed from advertising on the Radio Live Willie and JT show.

NBR reports the ongoing carnage:

Vodafone has followed suit and suspended all advertising from RadioLive.

Vodafone acting head of external communications Emma Carter says in a statement:

“The issues raised by the “Roast Busters” case are of huge concern to us all at Vodafone including the way that social media has subsequently been exploited to expose and attack the victims.” 

“We are network leaders in cyber safety and have developed many products and services to empower our customers to address these types of issues and, in particular, to equip young people with the tools they need to operate safely and confidently online.”

Telecom’s external communications manager Holly Wilkinson says Telecom advertising is broadcast through MediaWorks “across a wide range of shows that our customers listen to – including the show hosted by Willie Jackson & John Tamihere.

“Following the recent ‘Roast Busters’ controversy and offensive comments made by hosts on the show, under our instruction, our media buying agency has taken action to remove all Telecom advertising from the Willie & JT Show.”

Radio insiders tell me now it is just a matter of time before they are off air.

 


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  • Dick Brown

    This scandal has it all; loving every second of it.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Willie & JT will be able to double-team Labour now…

    Looks like NZ has experienced a simultaneous case of entitlementitis from ego’s writting cheques their morals were too bankrupt to cash…
    Both were a waste of valuable oxygen and floor space anyway – who will really miss either of them?

  • blokeintakapuna

    Willie & JT will be able to double-team Labour now…

    Looks like NZ has experienced a simultaneous case of entitlementitis from ego’s writting cheques their morals were too bankrupt to cash…
    Both were a waste of valuable oxygen and floor space anyway – who will really miss either of them?

  • anonymouse

    Sounds like Hone went on this afternoon, to “back his bros” and support Willie and JT,

    This has totally demonstrated to me what a idiot this guy is,

    This is a raging political fire-storm that in consuming everything it touches and you go and walk into the middle of it,
    what F%^&*n planet are you on

  • anonymouse

    Sounds like Hone went on this afternoon, to “back his bros” and support Willie and JT,

    This has totally demonstrated to me what a idiot this guy is,

    This is a raging political fire-storm that in consuming everything it touches and you go and walk into the middle of it,
    what F%^&*n planet are you on

    • Justsayn

      Oh dear, you know you’re completely fucked when Hone rides to your rescue!

    • Shoreboy57

      Of course – this is an attack on Maori. Obviously.

      • Col

        Yep sure is an attack, but they can’t come back on this as radio was never around when us white blokes were screwing them on the land deals, oh sorry do they own the AIRWAVES?

        • Bunswalla

          Nice one Col, you know what’s next!

    • Alfred12

      Fuck me gently, the idiocy of this moron is overwhelming! This is the opposition, ha ha ha!!

  • conwaycaptain

    How long will Paul wots his name last before his Galloping Gob gets him into trouble.

    • Macca

      Maybe if there were a few more like Henry prepared to hold people accountable for their actions eg. Len Browns affair and Cunliffes’ CV full of bullshit to name just a couple, NZ would be in far better shape! I thought more of you than to make a brain-fart comment than that. It’s the left that have the problem with Henry – generally. So some chick had a hairy top lip – so fucken what! Get over it – it was the truth!

      • Mad Dog

        Ah, yes….that IDIOT Paul Henry.

        He’s the clown who stood for the Wairarapa electorate on the Nats ticket, then spat the dummy on his radio show when he got beaten by a transvestite and abused Wairarapa locals for DARING to NOT vote for him.

        Talk about a SORE LOSER and a wanker!

      • BJ

        We also need more Paul Henrys to help people learn to laugh at themselves a bit.

  • cows4me

    Perhaps Lenny will offer them jobs in his PR department.

    • James Growley

      The new Pro Racist department – yes that should sideline the rooting scandal…

  • nigel fairweather

    those two clowns are amateurs. second rate microphone monkeys. never been able to listen to them for more than 30 seconds. i dont know how these losers get a job “entertaining” thousands of people.

    • Col

      The Maori Radio finished and they got a free slot, just so the Maori can be heard, now they are going the Maori will not be put down anymore by them, Maori unemployment should start to drop.

    • Roland

      Listened to them a couple of days ago trying to ‘back pedal’ when they had Hooten on the show, couldn’t string a sentence together without umms and ahhs, reminded me of Shearer at his best…

  • Col

    Yep sure are throwing the adds out the door, but it has been coming for a while, they are just getting away with to much, not just this Rape but the racist remarks they have been making for along time, goodbye boys.
    I hear they are working overtime removing adds NZ wide.

  • James Growley

    Willie, JT and Hone – mongrels three, why anyone would pay to advertise with these racist pigs is beyond me.

    • Col

      Yep just need something to get the ball rolling, and that was the start of it, I m sure the advertisers were pissed well before this happened.
      Now we will have cry baby Lenny Dorklander style, take a walk boys.

  • Agent BallSack

    It would be interesting to see a demographic breakdown comparing WOBH readers with their audience.

  • Mad Dog

    I HATE ads. I listen to Radio New Zealand because they are ad-free.

    So now that the Willie & JT show is also ad-free, I’m going to start tuning in until such time as their program eventually gets infested with ads again, then I’ll go back to only listening to Radio NZ (which is way more intelligent than the usual commercial radio stations where you get bombarded with ads).

    Keep it up Willie & JT….stay ad-free for as long as you possibly can.

  • P1LL

    I popped in to my mothers house just before the news break , mum said turn the radio off so that we could talk (she is hard of hearing ).
    I said lets wait until after the news to see if that girl would call in again.
    We listened to her call for about 2 or 3 minutes before I switched off the radio , we both agreed that the girl that had called in new nothing about these scum sucking pricks .I could not understand why Willy & JT did not cut her off . They got sucked in big time, Dumb asses !

  • terrynaki

    clowns both of them,racists and cowards

    • Rod

      Ah yes, but their eventual dismissal will be tagged as racist, just wait and see!

      • Col

        And the call was a setup as well.

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