Buffalo station takes U.S. loss personally

Refusal to play Canadian music Monday a reaction to Canada's hockey victory

By QMI Agency

A Buffalo, N.Y., radio station says that it's nothing personal, but it refused to play Canadian music on Monday in reaction to Canada's gold medal win over the U.S. in Olympic men's hockey on Sunday.

103.3 The Edge posted its sour-grapes plan on its website Monday morning.

"Look, Canada, we know you¹re up there celebrating today and it was a great game! Kudos to you," wrote daytime jock and station program director James Kurdziel in a Monday morning blog. "But as much as we get along, we're Americans and as such we have to do something that makes us feel just a little better ... Starting tomorrow, we'll all get along again, but this is just something we have to do. We hope you understand our passive-aggressiveness." The reaction from American listeners joined in on the friendly razzing.

"It's ok to be mad," wrote one poster. "The U.S. and Canada are like boyfriend and girlfriend. Every once in a while my girlfriend beats me at Mario Cart ... and I don't talk to her for a day. Canada is still our b‹--."


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