August 17, 2022

Following the firing of a number of outstanding on-air DJs, a Vancouver radio station has been taking part in Rage Towards the Machine’s “Killing within the Identify” on a loop since 6:00 a.m. native time on Wednesday.

In line with the Vancouver Solar, “Killing within the Identify” has been the one music heard on KiSS Radio since Wednesday morning. At numerous occasions, DJs have paused the music to take on-air requests. When one listener requested for a unique music to be performed, the DJ ignored it and resumed taking part in “Killing within the Identify.” Different listeners known as up and particularly requested for the RATM music to be performed; the DJ apparently responded to at least one caller by saying, “Stick round – I don’t know after we’ll be capable to play it however we’ll play it.”

Representatives for KiSS Radio declined to touch upon Wednesday’s on-air playlist, however the transfer got here on the heels of the station firing its morning and afternoon drive radio hosts. As such, it might seem KiSS Radio, which historically performs pop and comfortable rock modern, is using a observe known as “stunting” — the place a unique kind of music is performed repeatedly forward of a format swap. (In 2014, for instance, a San Francisco Latin station performed Nelly’s “Sizzling in Herre” for 72 hours on a loop previous to flipping to R&B.)

A spokesperson for KiSS Radio informed the Vancouver Solar that “we can have extra particulars to share with you [Thursday] morning on the plans for 104.9 FM in Vancouver.”

KiSS Radio’s mini Rage marathon comes simply days earlier than the band is lastly set to kick off their long-awaited reunion tour. The “Public Service Announcement” tour launches on July ninth and East Troy, Wisconsin and runs into the center of subsequent yr, with Vancouver getting their fill on March eleventh. Tickets to the upcoming tour dates can be found right here.

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