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Friday, June 8, 2012

Wolfe Tones Look For Radio Airplay

I'm always intrigued by the writings of Brian Warfield from The Wolfe Tones. Brian has been struggling to get radio airtime for the band for years without much success. The latest song he tried to get played on R.T.E. [Our National Radio And T.V. Channels] is Swing A Banker. The following is from Brian,,feel free to comment. Since last October, we have requested a spot on 'The Late Late Show' to showcase a song, "Swing a banker", from the CD. We also requested a spot on other shows such as 'The Saturday Night Show'. In spite of begging, pleading, grovelling and doing everything possible short of a brown paper bag filled with cash, our requests were sidelined and rejected. Maybe that's what is necessary, I heard people say that a spot on The Late Late can be bought for 5 grand. If this is true, it's an outrage, are their big salaries not good enough? I believe there is a conspiracy and a systemic blacklisting of the Tones within the organization. I was recently sent a copy of a DVD, showing producers in RTE saying things such as, 'I would never play them on one of my shows, I don't care how good they are, and if I heard anyone play them, I would be on the phone immediately to find out why' ... Watch out, these videos will be on YouTube very soon for all the world to see. Talk about Swing a Banker, why are they deliberately avoiding playing the song, why and who's trying to prevent it getting to the world, are they afraid that the people might hear it and like it, and agree with it, why is it blackballed? The conspiracy continues
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