Hip, yoof radio station BBC radio 1 is refusing to play Robbie Williams new single because he is too old!
Apparently Radio 1 has moved to reinforce its youth credentials by refusing to put Robbie Williamsâs No 1 single Candy on its playlist, with breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw saying the 38-year-old was too old for his audience and ânot relevantâ. personally I don’t care if they Robbie Williams or not but having an arbitrary age limit on what you play on the radio is so odd that it has even left the radio station wide open to criticism from the likes of Neil Foxy Fox and that takes some doing.
Strange as many of youth audience seem to be packing out big rock and metal gigs and there seems to be no desire to play that kind of music on Radio 1.
What is the age cut off point? what is considered ‘too old’, is the 28 year old Nick Grimshaw too old? are they going to play songs made by people under 25? under 20? will they play music that teenagers like? or what they think teenagers like or what they think teenagers should like?