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A top-rating Betoota FM radio station has been forced to apologise after failing to warn listeners that there’d be a 20-min gap between Ed Sheeran songs, which led to an unprecedented 600 complaints made to the broadcast ombudsman.
Catfish 98.1FM took time out of the popular afternoon drive program, Harvs & Henn, to say sorry to their loyal listeners who felt personally let down by the station.
“Hey sorry, guys,” said Kenneth ‘Harvs’ Harvey at the conclusion of Sheeran’s 2014 smash-hit single Thinking Out Loud.
“We made a mistake earlier today. Today around 3pm, we forgot to tell you all that we wouldn’t be playing an Ed Sheeran song for the next 20 minutes and we understand that upset a lot of you.”
“And for that, we’re sorry. So to make it up to you guys, here’s Ed’s entire Divide album back-to-back! Enjoy guys!” said Henry ‘Henn’ Madden.
However, Catfish FM may have to face the music.
The commercial radio ombudsman is investigating whether the station broke any regulations by not playing Ed Sheeran for 20 minutes.
The investigation is ongoing.
More to come.