Frozen songs banned by Fun Kids radio

By James Cridland for
Posted 28 February 2016, 8.00am est

James Cridland

Can I say something crazy?

Fun Kids, the children's radio station that goes national tomorrow, has announced that it has banned all songs from the popular Disney movie.

All tunes from Frozen, the 2013 Disney animated film, have been cast into an eternal winter. Station research discovered that over two-thirds of children wanted the entire Frozen soundtrack off the playlist: so the station has made the decision to let it go.

"If you hate Frozen songs, we're making today a perfect day for you," said Station Manager at Fun Kids, Matt Deegan. Well, he didn't. But he did say: "Kids' views often get ignored by grown-ups, but at Fun Kids they're our bosses, so if they want a song off, it's off!"

A quarter of a million children listen to Fun Kids each week, a number sure to rise as the station starts broadcasting nationally from Monday 29 February. If you can't find it on your recently-built DAB Digital Radio, you can fix that fixer-upper with a little bit of retuning or resetting from the menu.

Fun Kids plays to children between 6 and 12, with special shows for preschoolers in the middle of the day; so if you've been searching your whole life to find your own kids radio station, you've found a child-friendly listen with recent guests like Danny Wallace, Little Mix, and Dick and Dom.

Fun Kids and Frozen songs used to be best buddies: and now they're not. But this hasn't been met with total acclaim. exclusively spoke to Charlotte, a slightly under-demographic 3 year-old, who told Fun Kids to "keep their Hans off" her favourite songs.

"But I LIKE Frozen," she said, before losing interest and going off to play with a loud Peppa Pig whistle, blowing it repeatedly. Who in their right mind would give a whistle away with a magazine aimed at toddlers? Who? You don't get that with radio stations.

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James Cridland — James runs, and is a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.


5 years, 2 months ago

lol good luck with the launch then! ITS FOR CHILDREN ! Don't worry plenty of stations do love it and will pay it just tune to them .. What a silly thing to do "why would you ban it? the little ones ask for it all the time ! " ps "let it go " "let them go then "

5 years, 2 months ago

Announcing a ban on something sounds a bit strange. Something parents would do to grab newspaper headlines. But the kids don't read that. I'd announce the UK kids chart of songs that children DO like.

5 years, 2 months ago

What Jonathan? Are you implying it may be some kind of publicity stunt?

5 years, 2 months ago

I think the fact it was a publicity stunt couldn't have been more obvious if the words "Publicity Stunt" had been in big neon letters in Piccadilly Circus!

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