The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council may have banned the uncensored version of Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing” from the airwaves because of that “little faggot with the earring and the make-up” line, but that’s not going to stop Halifax rock station Q104 from capitalizing on the censorship playing the song, on a loop, for an entire hour. Calling the CBSC’s decision a “tragic error in judgment” that will lead to a “slippery slope to censorship,” programming director J.C. Douglas is even inviting some queers to the studio for the listening party. Over in Edmonton, classic rock station K-97 will also be hosting a marathon. Does that mean the stations will immediately incur a fine? Nope. A listener must first complain to the CBSC for it to launch an investigation. And really, don’t you have better things to do? Like pirate music?

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