DJ who played Wham's 'Last Christmas' 24 times in a row punished

Joe Kohlhofer forced to work Christmas and New Year shifts over stunt

Matt Payton
Thursday 24 December 2015 10:03 GMT

The Austrian radio DJ who played Wham's 'Last Christmas' 24 times in a row has been punished by his station.

Joe Kohlhofer barricaded himself in the studio, locking out his co-host Patricia Jordan and station producers to prevent them from changing the song.

But as a result of his prank, Mr Kohlhofer is now working shifts on Christmas Eve as well as New Year's Eve.

The programming chief of radio station, Antenne Kaernten, Timm Bodner said: "In general, it was funny but there must be consequences.

"As a consequence he will have to work tomorrow on Christmas [Eve] and on New Year's Eve."

The Carinthia-based DJ began his one-song marathon on his morning show at 8am and only stopped two hours later when his four-year-old daughter called in to complain.

Mr Kohlhofer had intended for the stunt to get people in the mood for Christmas.

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