Radio is a numbers game, you survive in it by generating revenue through advertisements and sponsorship, the more people you have listening the more money you make. So the last thing you want to do is piss off the listeners, well guess what we did today ….
Now to be fare, we don’t get a lot of complaints on the Red Rooster, the odd sketch or throw away comment can offend the most conservative of society, so, when I thought it would be a good idea to remix our national anthem with dj tiestos “ adagio for strings “ it was met with a barrage of patriotic disgust.Ya see the suggestion was that we remix Amhrán na bhFiann, just to get in touch with the young folk who may not appreciate the meaning and purpose of this sacred song.
The way this whole thing started was simple, 90% of young Irish people don’t know the words of our Anthem, so all I wanted to do was re invent it for a new generation, speak their lingo .. ya know. Well after we played our trance-tastic remix we got …wait for it …. 3 COMPLAINTS and several dozen requesting it again. So for our hardened patriots you must understand that it was an issue of heightening awareness and encouraging pride, plus you can’t dance to the original!
We take the piss on the rooster, were not to be taken seriously at all.
Anyway tomorrow it’s a remix of God Save the Queen mashed up with the prodigy’s “smack my bitch up “”