I kinda’ like this story. Probably because I hate the song so much. But what the dj did is funny and management’s reactions just seemed sort of adult.
An Austrian radio station has punished one of its moderators after he locked himself in the studio only to play the song ‘Last Christmas’, a cult hit from the 1980s by British band Wham!, 24 times in a row.
Only once the moderator’s daughter called the studio to beg her father to stop because the song made everyone “mad” did he finish his one-song marathon, according to a video on Youtube.
Timm Bodner, programming Chief of the station Antenne Kaernten in Austria’s province of Carinthia, told Reuters on Wednesday the 27-year-old disc jockey barricaded the studio last Friday with a wooden stick to play the prank on his listeners.
“In general, it was funny but there must be consequences,” Bodner told Reuters in a telephone conversation. “As a consequence he will have to work tomorrow on Christmas and on New Year’s eve.”