Triple M Disses Triple J, Launches New Hottest 100-Style Countdown On Australia Day

UPDATE: Triple M Issues Statement In Response To ‘Ozzest 100’ Controversy

ORIGINAL STORY: Rock-centric Aussie radio station Triple M has announced that it will launch its own Hottest 100-style countdown on Australia Day, in a surprise move which comes only weeks after triple j changed the date of its annual countdown so that it no longer takes place on 26th January.

In a statement sent to Triple M subscribers, the broadcaster has slagged off triple j while revealing that it will launch what it calls ‘Ozzest 100’ next year.

“So, the taxpayer funded FM has decided that there’ll be no soundtrack for Australia Day. Let’s face it, that’s usually full of hipsters or kids making music on a Mac,” the statement reads.

“At Triple M, we’re going to give you what you’ve asked for. The perfect Australia Day soundtrack.”

(Image: The Music)

Since Triple M‘s plans have come to light, the internet’s reactions have been, well, pretty much what you’d expect…

Music Feeds has contacted Triple M for comment.

This isn’t the first time Triple M and triple j have traded blows; triple j‘s Ben and Liam released a piss-take video about Triple M earlier this year, which summed up the station’s true-blue nuances pretty perfectly. Meanwhile, Triple M has previously called triple j “elitist”.

Triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2017 will be revealed on Saturday, 27th January, after the station moved the countdown away from Australia Day — a day which Indigenous Australians associate with Invasion Day.

UPDATE: A.B. Original Want To “Ruin” Triple M’s ‘Ozzest 100’ By Voting For ‘January 26’

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