Explained Why Is KiSS FM Repeating Rage Against The Machine “Killing In The Name”

Explained Why Is KiSS FM Repeating Rage Against The Machine “Killing In The Name”

The 104.9 KiSS FM station owned by Rogers Sports and Media began playing the metal song ‘Killing in the Name’ in the afternoon and didn’t stop until the next day with them playing Rage Against The Machine persistently

Lim and Sidhu stated in their farewell broadcast on Tuesday that ‘KiSS FM’ is changing and that they have been informed that they will not be a part of this new chapter.

Why Is KiSS FM Repeating Rage Against The Machine “Killing In The Name”

A DJ ignored a caller’s song request and continued playing the single-song playlist. This comes just one day after popular morning anchors Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu announced their retirement from the station after more than five years. Tara Jean Stevens, the afternoon host, also announced that she would be leaving the show soon to pursue a new opportunity.

They expressed gratitude to the station’s listeners and management team, saying that “while this comes with mixed feelings, they want to share one strong feeling—gratitude.” They went on to thank all of the loyal listeners who had become their friends over the last five years. They are also grateful to everyone who welcomed them into their lives and shared their afternoons with them over the radio.

Why Is KiSS FM Repeating Rage Against The Machine?

Some wondered early Wednesday whether the song choice – a protest song against the abuse of power released in 1992, one year after Rodney King was beaten by Los Angeles police officers – was a deliberate act by disgruntled employees to make a point. Tom Morello of ‘Rage Against the Machine’ tweeted in response to a local fan who suggested the staff changes were to blame.

It could also be a ruse to announce a change in format. In 1992, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio station played R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World” for the entire weekend as a lead-in to changing the station’s music format to hard rock.

According to sources, in addition to the DJs who announced their departures from the station on Tuesday, a number of other employees were let go. New employees were also seen in and around the command centre at the station’s Ash Street headquarters in Vancouver. Because modern radio stations can be managed remotely from corporate headquarters, it is also possible that rogue staff members took over the playlist. For example, in early 2021, Bell Media administrators in Toronto took control of TSN 1040 just before firing the station’s staff.


When the company announced Sonic Radio, a new rock station, would debut on 107.5 Chilliwack and 104.9 Vancouver on Thursday morning, it became clear that everything had been a PR gimmick.

A New Beginning: Sonic Radio’s

Postmedia contacted Rogers Sports and Media on Wednesday to inquire about the station’s future, but a representative provided few details. According to Christian Hall, Sonic Radio’s content manager, their SONiC brand, which appeals to listeners seeking an alternative to pop music, has had great success in Edmonton. And they are eager for fans to meet this amazing group of charismatic individuals who are unapologetically themselves and share a passion for alternative music.


Rage Against the Machine’s Song

“Killing in the Name,” a popular protest song from Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut in 1992, famously contains the lyrics “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.” Without a doubt, it was one of Rage Against the Machine’s most influential songs. Nonetheless, it has remained popular throughout history. After a viral campaign, the song dethroned the Spice Girls’ “2 Become 1” and The X Factor’s Joe McElderry to become the UK’s favourite Christmas No. 1 of all time. It peaked at No. 1 on the UK Songs Chart in 2009.

Rage has a busy year ahead of them, as they will be performing at the annual Festival D’été de Québec in July.

Rage has a busy year ahead of them, as they will be performing at the annual Festival D’été de Québec in July. Run the Jewels will join them on their long-awaited Public Utility Announcement Tour next month. Following the tragic Roe v. Wade decision in the United States, the band recently announced on Instagram that proceeds from the sale of charity tickets for their upcoming reunion shows in Wisconsin and Illinois will be donated to organisations that support reproductive rights.


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