“Not in Toowoomba, mate!” – Entire Queensland town to boycott Triple J

“Not in Toowoomba, mate!” – Entire Queensland town to boycott Triple J

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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.

Triple J's hottest 100 is being boycotted in Toowoomba this year
Triple J’s hottest 100 is being boycotted in Toowoomba this year

“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?”

South African husband/wife outfit, Die Antwoord - the type of "Indie" band that Mr Carnegie is taking aim at
South African husband/wife outfit, Die Antwoord – the type of “Indie” band that Mr Carnegie is taking aim at

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?”

Scottish-Born Jimmy Barnes of Cold Chisel, one man that many feel is the "typical Aussie"
Scottish-Born Jimmy Barnes of Cold Chisel, one man that many feel is the “typical Aussie”

“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.

13 Responses to "“Not in Toowoomba, mate!” – Entire Queensland town to boycott Triple J"

    • Buffy   January 24, 2015 at 9:39 am

      alot of new aussie bands keeps kids from* listening to complete crap

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  1. Therese   January 24, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I love your site. This is so funny and yet so right.

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  2. hatersbhatin   January 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Wow. I cant believe how narrow minded people can be. If you dont like it dont listen to it. Publicly slandering a radio station because of your personal views is pretty childish and weak.

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  3. JohnDavies   January 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    “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.”

    Above are just some of the pearlers of this article. What a wank. Just because you don’t like music current Australian groups are making doesn’t make it any less Australian. I’m as Aussie as a meat pie with tomato sauce in the shape of ‘Straya and I’m not a fan of all of the so called “Australian” groups he listed, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. This sounds like a pitiful, embittered attack by old farts. The appeal to supposed Australian culture is complete bull. The Triple J Hottest 100 is voted by the people, for the people. If you don’t like what they play, you can vote in it yourself, but don’t cry “Waaah it’s not Australian” because people like to listen to what you don’t like on Australia Day.

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  4. Rhonda Stark   January 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I love the ‘small, country town of Toowoomba’ comment…..Toowoomba is Australia’s largest inland city…….in case you didn’t know

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    • Darryl   February 6, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Pretty sure Canberra is about 3 times the size of Toowoomba..

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  5. cam mowbray   January 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    You idiots triple j supports more australian music and youth programs than any radio station in the country ever heard of , unearthed or class clown baillie your a twit.

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  6. John   January 25, 2015 at 10:02 am

    “Pure blonde drinking dickheads” that is gold! Real Aussies as stated in this article dont want that drawly whiney talentless crap on JJJ. Give us Barnesy, Nollsy, Aus Crawl, the real australians who worked so very hard to make their music unlike some little twat who had all their music written by some other twat and tried to make it big but failed after one album because they sound like a cat being shoved into a water tank and hit with a wooden spoon.

    Fuck off JJJ, you are fucking up future generations of Australians. Australia day is about sharing a beer with ya neighbour, chuckin a snag on the barbie and havin a lamb sanga. It is not about sitting on ya arse listining to some shit excuse for music sipping some pansy arse beer and getting stoned and doing fuck all.

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  7. David edge   January 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Toowoomba a small town? It’s the 15th largest city in Australia lol. 132 000 people. Not huge but not a small town.

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  8. Leesy   January 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Got 3 words for this geezer… PISS OFF OLD MAN.

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  9. Brandy Alexander   January 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    The comments are even funnier than the article. Man, people. Take a chill pill, get some Lana Del Ray on and have a joint. You all need it.

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  10. Christian Jewmuzzy   April 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Fucking deadset half the cunts who comment on here are fucking adamant the articles are fucking real. The type of cunts who swear blind Howard, the cunt, was our best PM.

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