May 31, 2006

Essex FM: no more James Blunt

English radio station Essex FM pulls the plug on James Blunt. The station was flooded with requests to kick him from the airwaves. Essex FM’s Programme Controller Chris Cotton explains:

We don’t have anything against James Blunt. We’re pleased he’s been so successful, but we really need a break. While his songs have been very popular, there is a tremendous amount of industry pressure to play certain artists very frequently. Often this can be out of step with the audience’s tastes which results in songs being overplayed.

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