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Fury and recriminations over pirate radio station’s antisemitic broadcast

An unlicensed radio station has become the focus of a social media storm after inadvertently airing a “grotesque” spoof tape by US white supremacists.

Omega FM Radio in Harlesden has apologised, sacked a presenter and gone temporarily off air after national campaigners intervened.

At the same time, regular listeners have complained to Ofcom and the regulator has suggested the content of the illegal broadcast could be a police matter.

On Sunday, February 17, a presenter under the pseudonym ‘King Lion’ used part of his afternoon slot to address racism towards “melanated [dark-skinned] peoples”.

He went on to play a recorded interview between a supposed American pastor and someone claiming to be “Rabbi Abe Finkelstein”, a Zionist ostensibly hailing from the East Coast of the US.

In the tape, the person purporting to be a rabbi alleges or confirms a string of outrageous antisemitic tropes.

These include undermining the number of people who died in the Holocaust, claiming that “Jewish banking families” control America and engineered 9/11 and the Iraq war “to make some shekels”.

He also suggests Jews are engaged in a “brown-out” of America and “trying to eliminate the white race”, and that “our god is Lucifer”.

The Times has since learned that the fake tape was created by James P Wickstrom, a Christian minister and infamous white supremacist who died in 2018.

In the broadcast, King Lion appears to present the tape as genuine, telling audiences: “It’s quite interesting to hear the admission of this.”

But this newspaper has also discovered he was aired the same material on a different London radio station more than six years ago, and should have been fully aware it was fake.

The broadcast sparked a volley of complaints and the intervention of online campaign group the Israel Advocacy Movement, with Omega issuing a public apology on Facebook.

A spokesperson for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: “This is as blatant a case of antisemitism as we have every heard. Just about every trope is covered.

“Omega FM still needs to answer questions about how it selects its presenters and how this kind of disgraceful racist material was able to be broadcast.”

A local listener, who asked not to be named, said: “Bizarrely, this recent offensive material is produced by white supremacists in America, yet has been aired on a black community station.

“It’s bad enough knowing that the society we live in is institutionally racist, but when minorities are looking for scapegoats it’s very dangerous.”

A spokesperson for Ofcom, the UK government broadcasting regulator, told the Times: “This organisation does not hold a licence and so was broadcasting illegally.

“We investigate all reports of illegal broadcasting and, while it appears that the station is no longer on-air, we will be monitoring the situation closely.”

They added that because Omega does not hold a licence, any material likely to incite crime or disorder is subject to general criminal law, making this a police matter.

Omega, which stands for Organising Mothers to Eradicate Gun-knife Atrocity, was set up in 2008 with the stated mission of combating youth crime in inner London.

The management told the Times they have plans to apply for a licence in the future and said in a public statement the presenter’s actions had been “totally unacceptable”.

They added: “We would like all to know we did not plan and did not know that the presenter in question would play such propaganda foolishness on his show.

“Such actions cannot be accepted or tolerated. We have dismissed him and he is no longer or part or [sic] has any representation on our behalf.”

The “Abe Finkelstein” tape is thought to be at least a decade and a half old, with the earliest internet records going back to 2006.

The creator, James P Wickstrom, was an American talk show host and avowed racist and anti-semite who was reported to have died last March.

About six years ago ‘King Lion’ was able to surreptitiously play the same tape on another London-based community radio station, Genesis.

Baruch Solomon, a Jewish writer and researcher in south London, said he had phoned in to correct the presenter at the time.

He said: “I asked if he was aware the tape was made by a white supremacist. He was unfazed and replied to the effect that such people can sometimes have valuable insights.

“When I pointed out that Rabbi Finklestein was obviously not real he suggested that he trace Rabbi Finklestein and get him on the programme so I could debate him.

“He told me to stay on the line. Then the line went dead.”

Genesis did not respond to our requests for comment.

What next for Omega?

Omega has been operating in Harlesden since 2008 and the website domain name,, was registered in 2011.

The station has about 25 presenters on its books, many of whom are local to Brent, and in the past it has hosted public speakers and academics.

Many of the non-musical broadcasts focus on issues of interest to the Afro-Caribbean community as well as themes of injustice and oppression.

One of the current managers, who asked not to be named, said all sensitive material should have been “filtered” through a producer.

He said: “It’s extremely concerning. Having experienced racism in this country I don’t condone any hate against any group.

“For us it’s extremely difficult when we’re trying to raise the mindset of people who have had difficulties for so long… This is frustrating because it’s actually set us back as an entity.”

In the past listeners have complained about other broadcasts, including some that appear to promote conspiracy theories and incite tensions between groups.

The manager conceded Omega “always” gets complaints but claimed there had only been one very serious one in the past.

For the time being, he said, the station was off air as a mark of solidarity.

He added: “There’s going to have to be an appropriate discussion. We have to put everything on hold and explain to everyone the ramifications of this.”

A regular presenter, Asia, also posted a public apology on YouTube, telling viewers: “You can tell that this was not a rabbi or a pastor but a couple of racist dogs.

“I was deeply offended and I pray this doesn’t destroy the good work that the station have done within the community.”

Who is King Lion?

The presenter known as King Lion was first offered a slot on Omega two to three years ago, on the understanding he was a health practitioner.

His website,, promotes unlicensed herbal remedies for the treatment of life-threatening diseases including cancer.

It also includes a page entitled “Chemtrail Alert”, referring to a common conspiracy theory that aircraft are purposefully spraying biological agents over the populace.

Elsewhere it warns parents against giving their children Tamiflu, the antiviral medicine used to treat swine flu in the UK.

In the months leading up to the broadcast, King Lion used his Omega slot to promote other controversial theories.

In one segment on February 15 a guest claimed her “suppressed” home-made condiments were a more powerful antibiotic than antibiotics.

Elsewhere, King Lion suggested Donald Trump was the reincarnation of Cyrus the Great: a Persian king named in the Hebrew Bible as deliverer of the Jewish people.

In a cult-themed broadcast on February 10 this year he stated: “The church has become the synagogue of Satan.”

The Omega manager said he had not listened to every broadcast, but conceded: “Perhaps the rhetoric changed and I hadn’t noticed. He’s an idiot who had taken it upon himself to ignore all instructions.”

King Lion did not respond to a request for comment.

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Radio Academy Chair: Radio must Diversify or Die

Dr. Yvonne Thompson, CBE, recently appointed Chair of The Radio Academy, is warning the radio industry must ‘diversify or die.’

She also set out her agenda for future of The Radio Academy, which included re-establishing the Academy’s profile as the leading learning and promotions body for the radio industry, establishing a physical home for The Radio Academy to become radio’s equivalent of the Brit School and exploring the benefits of the Academy becoming the Chartered Institute of Radio Broadcasting.

Yvonne is also adding “reunification of the radio industry” to her mission – a task to bring the radio industry back together after Global, owner of half the commercial radio industry, quit the Academy a few years ago.

A 100 Women in Radio list is also on her agenda.

Yvonne’s message for the industry, warning that it needed to ‘diversify or die’ means that the industry’s future could only be secured by becoming more diverse, reflecting modern society and attracting a wider range of talent, both on and off air.

“None of this means anything unless we future-proof our industry by ensuring the talent pipeline both in front of and behind the mic, to enable us to not just survive but also to thrive. We have to widen participation in the industry through diversification.

“We will ensure more visibility of gender, race and intersectionality of the other strands of diversity. Let’s celebrate LGBTQ, abilities, faith and other strands of diversity that allow radio workers to shine by bringing their true selves to work.”

The self-made millionaire also pointed to the recent Ofcom report on diversity in the broadcasting industries and said that the figures should be a cause for concern.

“Ethnic minority employees make up 6% of the radio workforce; but nationally are 14% of the UK’s population. Only 5% of radio roles go to people who consider themselves disabled; women occupy only 37% of senior management roles in radio, but we are 50 if not 51% of the population, and then it does not specify the intersectionality of race with gender.”

Yvonne said that the radio industry had a responsibility to reflect the society it represents, “With the changing demographic landscape of the UK, radio has to be more considerate about who they are talking to, consider the make-up of their audience, consider who the influencers are, who the trend setters are, who has the disposable incomes that will keep the industry alive and for independent stations, who makes the decisions on the household spend that advertisers want to reach? For instance, London will soon be 30% minorities. Some boroughs are already majority minorities.”

Re-establishing The Radio Academy’s position as champions for diversity, Yvonne also announced the launch of a Top 100 Women in Broadcast initiative, with more details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

“I would like to announce that The Radio Academy’s closing event for 2018 will tip our caps to the 100th year of women’s rights to vote amongst many other things. To celebrate women in radio, The Radio Academy will be recognising the Top 100 Women In Radio, as voted for by our members.”

Dr. Thompson was previously a director and founding member of the UK’s only legal black-owned radio station, Choice FM, now Capital Extra following its sale to Global Radio in 2004.

Formerly music editor for the UK’s first black monthly glossy magazine, Root, she also wrote for publications including Music Week, as well as working at record labels Warner Brothers and CBS. She is currently managing director of marketing and PR company, ASAP Communications, president of the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners and a board member at Punch Records.
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#BlackGirlMagic Celebrated In London

THE SECOND instalment of the Black Magic Awards was a star studded affair at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End this week.

Kicking off Black History Month with a melanin inspired evening of celebration, the ceremony honoured 16 inspirational women of colour, hailing their remarkable contributions to entertainment, business, sport, fashion, community, music and more.

Founded in 2017 by comedian, actor and producer Kojo Amin and editor and entrepreneur Annika Allen, The Black Magic Awards saw a host of famous faces turn out to enjoy a night of ultimate night of #blackgirlmagic!

Guests enjoyed performances by the likes of violinist Just Kemi, singer Tanika Bailey as well as stand-up comedy from YouTube sensation Judi Love.

Kicking off the night of honourees, broadcaster and journalist Brenda Emmanus and Eastenders actor Ricky Norwood awarded presenter and 2017 Celebrity Masterchef winner Angellica Bell with the TV Personality Honour.

In an emotional acceptance speech, Bell thanked all those who had supported her throughout her career in TV and acknowledged she was a role model for young women trying to establish a career in media.

Presented by musician Shakka and 2018 Love Island finalist Kaz Crossely, Emeli Sandé received the Icon Honour, which recognised her singing and songwriting accomplishments as well as her global success as an award-winning artist. Sandé gave a powerful speech about her struggles finding her identity growing up in Scotland and how music had brought her closer to her roots – she also said of the awards: “It was glorious evening, a room full of love, empowerment and unity. From the bottom of my heart thank you so much for this honour. Can’t wait for next year.”

Rapper and long-time So Solid Crew member Lisa Maffia was presented with the Music Honour by former Blue lead singer, Simon Webbe and reality TV star Jack Fowler, while comedian and founder of the awards Kojo Amin, presented the Comedy Honour to Gina Yashere.

After finding success in the UK as one of the top female comedians, Yashere moved to the US eight years ago and has since fronted her own Netflix Comedy Special. Reflecting on the evening, she said: “A night of fantastic performances, love, power and heartfelt speeches – I don’t regret flying to London early for this event.”


Icon Honour – Emeli Sandé (Singer/Songwriter)

Inspiration Honour – Yolanda Brown (Saxophonist)

Comedy honour – Gina Yashere (Comedian)

Media Mogul Honour – Vannessa Amadi (PR)

Sporting Honour – Eni Eluko (England-Juventus Footballer)

Acting Honour – Ellen Thomas (Actress)

TV Personality Honour – Angellica Bella (Presenter)

Brand Honour – Carla-Marie Williams (Beyonce Singer/Songwriter & owner of Girls I Rate)

Music Honour – Lisa Maffia (Rapper/Songwriter)

Radio Honour – Angie Greaves (Radio presenter)

Community Champions – Joanna Abeyie (Diversity & Inclusion) Vanessa La Rose (Bookshop Owner) Patricia Ann Hewitt (young women’s charity owner)

Beauty & Fashion Honour – Jourdan Dunn (Model)

Influence Honour – Taponeswa Maguva (PR)

The Impact Honour – Munroe Bergdorf (Activist)

International Honour – Tiffany Haddish (Actress/Comedian)

Find The Black Magic Network, the team behind the awards on social: Facebook @theblackmagicnetwork, Twitter @theblackmagicnw and Instagram @theblackmagicnetwork




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Pioneer Radio DJ Tony Williams Passes Away

PIONEER RADIO DJ Tony Williams, who once had his own reggae show on BBC Radio London between 1977-1987 and was also the creator of the British Reggae Industry Awards which highlighted the talent of many UK reggae artists, has passed away in London on Monday, April 30 after he had been ailing for some time.

Tony Williams took over the Reggae Time show on BBC London from Steve Barnard in 1977 and after renaming it ‘Reggae Rockers’, he made it one of the most popular reggae shows on the airwaves in London on a Sunday afternoon with a special emphasis on British talent.

He later went on to recognise the work of these artists by establishing the British Reggae Industry Awards which catapulted many UK artists to international success, with some still referring to the industry awards as their most coveted. Among the iconic places the award shows were held are The Royal Albert Hall, Café Royal and the Indigo O2 in Greenwich.

Tony Williams was always pushing for reggae music to be played on the radio airwaves and he did this by running his own stations including Rockers FM and Rhythm 365 – they did not have commercial licences but nonetheless served community-based listeners and supporters.

Among those paying tribute to him was close friend and fellow DJ Garth Vassell also known as Master G. Garth said: “Tony was always driving for reggae music to be played on the national airwaves, he tried so many things to bring reggae to the forefront and allowing artists to get the recognition they deserved. He was all about bringing the music, whether it was on the radio or in the clubs.”

Also paying her tributes was radio personality Elayne Smith popularly as DJ Elayne who worked with Tony on Rockers FM. She said: “Tony and Spencer Williams were mentors of mine. From the time I met them in my 20s, they encouraged me and even gave me an award. We became great friends and colleagues. May their work and memory live on.”

Tony’s older brother Spencer Williams who was a popular nightclub entrepreneur as well as beauty and talent show impresario of the 1970s and 80s, only passed away two years ago in October 2016.

Tony Williams is survived by his wife Sharon and children.