August 7, 2014 3:47 pm

Jann Arden sounds off against radio station’s controversial format

Jann Arden, pictured in 2006.

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CALGARY- A controversial decision by a Calgary radio station to shorten songs has upset at least one local artist.

On Thursday, singer Jann Arden took to Twitter to sound off about Amp Radio’s decision to condense songs, so they can play more per hour.

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The new Amp Radio format is called QuickHitz, which is when stations broadcast songs that have been edited down to around two minutes. It’s billed as ‘twice the music, half the time’ and works out to about 24 songs per hour.

The station has not responded to Global News’ requests for comment.

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