KROI's "BTS Takeover" on Memorial Day

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    The Urban One/Radio One-owned CHR is taking advantage of the holiday by promoting that it’ll air a lot of BTS music throughout the day on Monday.  (Originally, it may have been planned that it’d only be airing BTS songs.  However, that apparently changed.)

    Friday’s RAMP had a significant item about the move (the second item under “Memorial Day Mayhem”, at https://t.e2ma.net/webview/eijn0e/e34596e6a6f1d684cb6857e5307d7061), which apparently isn’t on its website.  Here, DJ Riddler (the station’s MD and midday talent) explains the motivation…

    Discussing the band’s latest single, Riddler said, “After receiving over 30,000 votes on Twitter last Friday to play ‘Fake Love,’ and seeing it debut at No. 15 on Shazam in Houston after only two spins, we instantly added the record.” He added, “I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime — fans taking screenshots, sending us Snapchat videos of them listening to BTS on 92.1 Radio Now in their cars or on their computers. The BTS Army is a real force!”

    And, if you want a basic gauge of the reaction to the announcement, here’s the official, pinned tweet…

     

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