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11 May 2014 Last updated at 10:24 BST

A veteran BBC local radio DJ has lost his job after playing a song on his golden oldies show containing a racist word.

BBC Radio Devon DJ David Lowe, 68, said he was unaware that a 1932 version of The Sun Has Got His Hat On included the n-word.

Mr Lowe, who had spent 32 years at the BBC, said he made an honest mistake when he played the track last month.

He said BBC bosses declined his idea of an on-air apology, and his offer to "fall on his sword" was accepted.

Listen to an excerpt from his last show on 04 May.

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