Radio listeners who tuned in to a Vancouver, Canada, station have been perplexed this previous 7 days as Rage Versus the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” performed on repeat for several hours.
KiSS Radio 104.9 FM performed the rap-metallic track for substantially of the working day Wednesday following well-known DJs Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu, together with various other staff members associates, have been allow go.
“KiSS is transforming, and, sadly, we have been knowledgeable that we will not be element of this new chapter,” Lim and Sidhu said in their remaining broadcast Tuesday.
I was so perplexed when driving to get the job done with RATM enjoying on repeat… I was indignant that I was not receiving my early morning correct of producer Jordan, Sonia and Kevin but I under no circumstances for a sec imagined you men have been getting allow go by Kiss!? Hoping to listen to you all jointly on a unique station?
— Enda Sheil (@endasheil) June 30, 2022
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Followers have been not satisfied and reportedly commenced to speculate that the track, which was published to protest abuse of electrical power next the 1991 Rodney King beating, could be associated to an staff protesting the modern layoffs.
What the heck?? Did everybody get allow go currently? This is awful all about
— B (@speck_2k) June 29, 2022
Rage Versus the Machine’s Tom Morello took observe and retweeted a single listener’s recommendation that the layoffs have been the cause for the song’s continuous perform.
The radio station is reportedly switching formats, and the track was applied as a suggests to sign the transform.
In 1992, a Milwaukee radio station performed R.E.M.’s “It’s the Conclude of the World” for an whole weekend in advance of switching to a rock structure.
The Washington Examiner has attained out to KiSS Radio’s operator, Rogers Athletics and Media, for remark but has not gained a reaction.