Radio station plays 'Killing in the Name' non-stop from 6am after multiple staff get fired
The track has been playing for almost 24 hours straight - and counting.
A radio station in Vancouver, Canada, has been playing 'Killing the Name' by Rage Against the Machine non-stop after a number of staff were fired. The first spin started at 6am on Wednesday morning and the protest track has been on repeat ever since.
According to local outlet Vancouver Sun, the iconic Rage song has been the only music heard on KiSS Radio since early Wednesday and although the remaining DJs paused multiple times to take on-air requests, they quickly ignored all of them and hit resume on 'Killing in the Name'.
This radio station in Vancouver has been playing Rage Against the Machine's protest song “Killing in the Name” on loop for several hours straight, a day after layoffs
They're still playing it: https://t.co/NJkenZkDpw https://t.co/nwvy4HE3Xa
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 29, 2022
The stunt comes a day after popular morning hosts Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu announced they would be leaving the station after more than five years.
Afternoon host Tara Jean Stevens also informed listeners that she will be moving on to a new opportunity soon and inside sources seem to suggest that a number of employees have been let go as well. Meanwhile, new staff members have already been spotted around the control room at the station’s offices.
(WATCH) For everyone asking, here's our final goodbye announcement on KiSS RADiO where we explain what happened and what's next for us.
Thank you for your outpouring of support over the past day. It means the world. @KevinLimOnAir https://t.co/asU9xHlSAa
— Sonia Sidhu (@Sonia_Sidhu) June 29, 2022
The 1992 anti-establishment rock classic often finds its way back to the mainstream when people are looking to protest - the immediate example being its spot as Christmas no.1 in 2009 when people got fed up of The X Factor winners every year - and this case is no different.
Safe to say, lots of people have been reacting to the stunt on social media and praising their "brave" colleagues still working at the station for sending a message.
it's the signal, comrades https://t.co/asqmLiGf78
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) June 29, 2022
Even the band's lead guitarist Tom Morello was let in on the news.
@RATM @tmorello a pop radio station in Vancouver 🇨🇦laid off all of their staff yesterday. Whoever is on the controls this morning has been playing Killing In The Name Of on repeat since 6am (it's now 9:30). @KevinLimOnAir @Sonia_Sidhu It's beautiful. pic.twitter.com/kXi9BLKWb0
— CDJ (@RR7349) June 29, 2022