CLASSIC hits station 4FM and presenter David Harvey have been rapped by the broadcasting watchdog for not challenging racist remarks from callers.
The host's afternoon phone show was criticised for allowing comments like blacks are "very lazy", "they have a certain DNA related to their work ethic" and Filipinos in Ireland are "scammers".
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) said Harvey allowed callers to go largely unchallenged.
The BAI accepted Harvey and a number of callers challenged the racist remarks but criticised the station for not going far enough to react to racism.
Sharon Murphy had complained about the station and the programme on behalf of the Galway One World Centre.