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Jann Arden Sounds Off Against Radio Station’s Controversial Format

CALGARY- A controversial decision by a Calgary radio station to shorten songs has upset at least one local artist.

On Thursday, singer Jann Arden took to Twitter to sound off about Amp Radio’s decision to condense songs, so they can play more per hour.

@Devin_Heroux @Ironman_JR @CBCCalgary making a "radio edit" is one thing- it's been happening 4yrs. Half a song? Is an insult to all of us.— jann arden (@jannarden) August 07, 2014

God forbid we put #ampradiocalgary in charge of literature too….cutting books in half just because…— jann arden (@jannarden) August 07, 2014

@Starfishlb @ampcalgary they decided to play half versions of songs- so "idiots" could hear more songs every hour. Listeners deserve better— jann arden (@jannarden) August 07, 2014

The new Amp Radio format is called QuickHitz, which is when stations broadcast songs that have been edited down to around two minutes. It’s billed as ‘twice the music, half the time’ and works out to about 24 songs per hour.

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