Following his suspension...
Jason Gregory

15:39 28th August 2008

DJ Alex Zane has accused XFM of “over-reacting” after the radio station suspended him for playing a controversial song on air.

Zane and his co-hosts, Marc Haynes and Sunta Templeton, were suspended for one week from the breakfast show for playing the song, which detailed a man's advances towards a woman.

Initial media reports claimed 'I Won't Take No For An Answer', which was written by the trio, was about rape.

Speaking to Broadcast magazine, Zane, who denies the song has anything to do with rape, said: “The over-the-top response... would suggest a station being overly cautious."

In a statement issued following their suspension, XFM said the song was “distasteful and likely to cause offence”, but Zane claims no listener complained about the feature.

DJ Dave Berry has been hosting the programme in his absence.

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