Yes, when I was very very young, in the song called Red Baron, we were not allowed to hear the word bloody on the radio and it was beeped out.
The first time I heard the word fuck on tv was in a very grim play about Australian Aborigines in an urban setting, which would have been in the 1980s.
The venerable radio broadcaster, author and photography expert Terry Lane was the first person I heard say fuck on radio, possibly the early nineties.
I don't mind the word used in context, as it was on the occasions I mentioned. Thankfully it never caught on as everyday language on tv or radio. I maintain that swear words are for when something bad happens. By using them in everyday speech, they are devalued and leave you no where to go except repetition.
In a internet list I am a member of, some occasions were recently recounted where sometimes accidental and sometimes deliberate double entendres or swearing went to air. So although I am writing this, most of the information comes from others.
I expect many of you know about the late Graham Kennedy's crow call. If you think a crow makes a noise like aaarrrrk, you can work it from there if you still don't know, add an f.
Attributed to one Paul Konik, he was suspended from the radio air waves for saying shit.
In Sydney Ward Austin advertised Honda motor cycles with the phrase, 'hot and throbbing between your legs', or another variation heard, 'what is red and throbs between your legs?' A Post Office motorbike of course.
Sydney's 2JJ's first broadcast was marred by the announcer knocking the stylus arm across the record, the record being Skyhooks, 'You just like me cpz I'm good in bed'. He apologised and confessed that he had 'fucked it up'.
An ever so proper ABC 2BL news reader read his last broadcast with, 'This afternoon a woman in the North Shore suburb of Wahroonga was bitten on the funnel by a finger web spider'. If it wasn't his last day, I would believe it was an accident.
But my favourite has to be radio broadcaster Lionel York advertising Leggo's tomato paste, "so girls, when hubby comes home from work, open up the Leggo's'.
Thankfully society has moved on from such juvenile nonsense, hasn't it kiddies?