Carrie Underwood Radio Joke Goes Too Far?
With the sudden announcement that Carrie Underwood's husband, Mike Fisher's trade to the Nashville Predators Hockey Franchise was a done deal; a Canadian radio station found itself skating on thin ice.
The station, 105.3 KISS-FM sent out a Twitter feed shortly after getting the news, saying, "Since Mike Fisher is getting traded to Nashville...we are banning Carrie Underwood from our radio station! The program director further solidified the announcement by mentioning that it had no plans to lift the ban on Carrie's music, adding, "This is a wretching announcement and the city is completely upset. He's the (team's) second-most popular player and it's awful." The progam director in question did hint that he understood the move by saying, "He's married to her. Where is he going to live? She's in Nashville and he's here."
But, the radio station has since backed off and has posted a nice send-off for Mike on their website that is addressed to their listeners. It reads, "Thanks for all your calls, emails, and Facebook messages. Yesterday 1053KISSFM, home to Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pink, and The Black Eyed Peas declared a ban on Carrie Underwood's music. As regular listeners, we want to thank you for realizing this was our 'tongue in cheek' way of saying goodbye to Mike Fisher--as we do not play Carrie Underwood's music. Mike was the heart and soul of the Senators and our city's finest ambassador. We will miss him and Carrie--Ottawa's first couple--and wish them great success and happiness in their future."
Gotta admit, it's kind of funny!