Vancouver Radio Station plays Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” for hours after layoffs

Vancouver radio station KiSS Radio 104.9 FM reportedly plays the censored version of the Rage Against the Machine song “Killing in the Name” for hours.

The move comes after three radio hosts, namely Kevin Lim, Sonia Sidhu and Tara Jean Stevens, were fired from their roles this week.

Corresponding The Vancouver Sunwhen a listener called to request a different song, the DJ reportedly ignored the request and continued playing “Killing in the Name” on Wednesday morning (June 29).

During their last broadcast, Sidhu and Lim said: “kiss is changing and unfortunately we have been informed that we will not be part of this new chapter.

“It comes with mixed feelings, as you can probably hear.”

“Killing in the Name” is said to be an iconic protest song from Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut.

The song contains the lyrics: “F*** you, I will not do what you tell me.”

As the news broke, guitarist for American rock band Tom Morello retweeted a tweet suggesting that the radio station’s song choices were a result of the layoffs.

“A pop radio station in Vancouver laid off all of its employees yesterday. Whoever is behind the wheel this morning has been playing ‘Killing in the Name’ on repeat since 6am (it’s now 9:30am). It’s beautiful,” the tweet said.

However, according to the local news, this move could be intentional and used to signal a change in the radio station’s format.

Also, Rage Against the Machine will begin their Public Service Announcement Tour next month.

The band also announced that they will be donating ticket sales for their reunion concerts in Wisconsin and Illinois to local reproductive rights organizations. Vancouver Radio Station plays Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” for hours after layoffs


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