Joe Kohlhofer, a radio DJ in Austria, went a bit off script when he locked himself in his studio and played Wham‘s ubiquitous holiday classic “Last Christmas” 24 times during his breakfast show, while his co-host watched helplessly through the glass partition. HA! The phone lines immediately lit up, as the station fielded dozens of calls from listeners pleading with him to stop. Two hours later, he finally relented when his 4-year-old daughter called in to say she didn’t like it. The station says his stunt wasn’t sanctioned. Deputy director Tommy Schmid told the Kurier newspaper he would face “consequences.”
However, Kohlhofer has posted multiple clippings of the media coverage on his Facebook page, saying he felt “proud.” The Huffington Post reports the station has since made the most of his infamy, and covered the incident in great detail on its own website. So it seems unlikely he’ll be taken off air anytime soon.
Listen to “Last Christmas” as many times as you like below.