Bizarre Moment Beat Is About To Drop On Radio When Prince Philip’s Death Is Announced
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Just wait for the beat to drop... pic.twitter.com/OiG8RVUONu- Richard Smith (@richardavsmith) April 9, 2021
Radio 1 Dance, a 24-hour streaming-only radio station, was playing 'We Do What We Want' by Alan Fitzpatrick when it was eerily interrupted by the national anthem.
The moment was shared by Twitter user Richard Smith, garnering 5,600 likes and 1,400 retweets at the time of writing.
The station, which is mainly pre-recorded, was announcing the news that the Duke of Edinburgh had died, at the same time as it was across the BBC's other stations.
Meanwhile, BBC Radio 1 drew criticism for playing instrumental music all afternoon.
They aren't the only outlets to attract attention today, after the news of Prince Philip's death broke.
Channel 4 has sparked a debate after it reverted back to normal scheduling following the death of Prince Philip.
Twitter users have been discussing whether it was the right thing to do, with the other main channels showing tribute programmes looking at the Duke of Edinburgh's life for the rest of the day, after he died aged 99 earlier.
One social media user posted a video that showed BBC One, BBC Two and ITV showing content about Prince Philip, with Channel 4 sticking with Couples Come Dine With Me.
The light-hearted post was captioned: "Not sure Channel 4 got the message..."
But it started a huge debate on Twitter.
One person wrote: "Channel 4 are doing the right thing.
"When Diana's funeral was shown in 1997, they broadcast cartoons so that children had something to watch. Every other channel showed the funeral.
"Channel 4 EXISTS to be an alternative channel. Therefore, it HAS to provide an ALTERNATIVE."
Another wrote: "Thank you. There is a large swathe of the country who have little more than a passing interest in the Royal family and do not want to spend a whole 24hrs listening to stories about Prince Philip and the royal family.
"I'm sure we all send our condolences but life goes on."
Even the Head of News and Current Affairs and Sport at Channel 4, Louisa Compton, felt a response was needed.
She wrote: "Today on Channel 4 we broadcast a 30-minute news special shortly after the Duke of Edinburgh's death was announced; an in-depth obituary at 4pm and there'll be an extended @Channel4News at 7.
"C4 also has a duty to offer an alternative to other channels hence a return to schedule."
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