24 January, 2015. 8:48
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact
A local radio station based in the small, South-East Queensland town of Toowoomba has declared a war of the waves against national radio giant Triple J in the lead up to their highly-anticipated Hottest 100.
‘The 4DDG Annual Hottest Aussie 100 Count Down’ was unveiled yesterday during the station’s popular Friday FM Country segment with Bill and Ruth, and is set to take place on Australia Day, a spot usually conceded by many stations to Triple J.
The President of the self-proclaimed “Home of Roadhouse Radio” station, Todd Carnegie, has called out Triple J to justify their takeover of Australia’s national day. He took to the air yesterday to express his animosity toward the count down.
“It’s just bloody un-Australian. Triple J is encouraging youths to sit around and listen to shitty, unimportant music, on Australia Day of all days.”
“There’s 363 other days of the year, why do they have to ruin the best one?”
Baillie claims there are many adverse effects which stem from this slip in moral integrity.
“Well it’s just another slip in the downward trend of the moral integrity of ours youths. As creators of Aussie culture, radio stations have a responsibility to uphold certain values. Triple J is aiding the rise of Indie wankers.”
“It’s a cancer on Australia Day that needs to be removed. Anyone who wants real Aussie music on our national day should tune into 102.7FM 4DDG to hear the greatest Australian music we have to offer.”
It seems as though 4DDG’s message is striking chords within the Toowoomba community, at least according to Grand Central shopper and 4DDG devotee Trevor Williams.
“You wouldn’t catch a real Aussie listening to that Triple J shit.”
“Would ya listen to Easter music on Christmas? Would ya? No, ya f**kin’ wouldn’t. So there ya go”
“Will these Aussie pioneers like Barnsey and Shannon Noll who fought for Aussie music get played and celebrated on Aussie day? Or will it be a bunch of Pure Blonde sipping f*ckwits listening to dickheads with whiney voices and shit haircuts?”
“Three words for youse: Chisel, Oil and f**king Crawl, mate. All you need.”
This David and Goliath tale comes as speculation grows around the validity of Triple J’s competition – after they thwarted Taylor Swift’s shot at the illustrious list.
Triple J is yet to comment on this recent denigration of their most popular annual programming.