Radio Station Accidentally Plays Same Song For Four Hours
It's every radio station's worst nightmare to play a repeated song, but it has happened... and in this case, it was on repeat for four hours!
A US gospel radio station accidentally played Just Like Candy by 8ball and MJG on repeat for four hours straight.
The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr opened up about the time he and another radio DJ accidentally played the song on a gospel station for four hours straight with no commercials on a Sunday morning!
The American actor and comedian went on to tweet about his experiences, and the results are priceless.
This means nothing to ya'll, but today is the 15 year anniversary of the time myself and another radio DJ accidentally played ‘Candy’ by 8 Ball & MJG on a gospel station for 4 hours straight, no commercials….on a Sunday morning. A thread. #SundayStoryTime pic.twitter.com/6E7h5s5MJw— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
For those that don’t know radio, on Sunday mornings there aren’t many jocks in the building. The voices you hear between songs are all pre-recorded breaks. Real Jocks don’t get to the station until 10-11am. The building is empty except for one man.The board operator. aka Board Op— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
Every radio station houses about 4-5 different stations.(Hip Hop, Country, Rock, etc…) The job of the board op is to go from room to room every 30 mins or so to A) Make sure the music and commercials in the computer match what's listed in a paper log— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
I stepped into the station one Sunday morning around 6am to get a head start on morning show production for the week. I popped my head into the gospel station to speak to the board op. He'd been out all night being a "late night ambassador" to a rapper who was in town.— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
“I'm creepin low in a flip, flop drop
Top 'Stang, leanin to the left, gold Dayton's on that thang
I'm the MJG, pimp tight
Put it to the floor, 5-0 swang a right"
"(Chorus)— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
Just like candy (candy)
Just like candy
Its the same feeling (looks good to me)"
This went on for 4 hrs straight commercial free. We got caught up doing other stuff and never came back in the gospel station to check the board to make sure everything was smooth.
We corrected the mistake and swore each other to secrecy. The bosses never found out, but for the next week old black people were calling the gospel station requesting “that song about candy”.— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
In August of 2003, Candy by 8-Ball and MJG was one of the top 5 requested gospel songs in the city of Birmingham. And to this day, my bosses never knew why.— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
The old gospel women just assumed it to be Gospel Rap. And to be fair the song is catchy.The entire song is about having a car w/ Candy coated paint. but the old gospel crowd thought "candy" was the spirit of God shining down on you and making your skin glisten. Honest mistake— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 19, 2018
That board op, @YoungDilleon went on to become one the premiere Radio talents in Radio. And still is. Ive done ok myself and radio played a large part in my growth. but this week in August 2003, we both almost lost our damn jobs. Fin. pic.twitter.com/UBXXK5MAH0— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) August 20, 2018
What a story!