Calgary's QuickHitz? Not So Fast...
August 20, 2014 at 3:58 AM (PT)
NEWCAP RADIO Top 40 CKMP (90.3 AMP RADIO)/CALGARY has dropped the QUICKHITZ a format featuring edited versions of songs which it said gave listeners "twice the music," after seeveral CANADIAN artists complained and threatened legal action.
VP/Programming STEVE JONES told THE CALGARY HERALD, "The station went back to its original format TUESDAY."
"It was greeted with a lot of curiosity and it was also greeted with numerous legal threats from a variety of different directions," JONES said from HALIFAX. "As we evaluated it, we made the decision that this week we would just go back to the old strategy because to do this successfully would involve far too many lawyers getting far too rich."
The paper reports, "CALGARY singer JANN ARDEN vented on TWITTER after the new format was introduced that the station was basically messing with art and, amid expletives, she called the people running it 'morons'. Can anyone recommend half a good book I should read? The NHL is only having one period this season. Makes sense. Those games are just too long."