BBC Radio 1 to play clip of ‘Ding Dong’ song

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BBC Radio 1 to play clip of ‘Ding Dong’ song

The BBC has said that the ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ song, which is likely to enter the top ten on Sunday, will NOT be played on Radio 1’s chart show.

However, a short clip of the song will feature in a news package, explaining why the song is in the chart.

“The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,” said the corporation.

“On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”

Further to this statement, the BBC News Channel says the clip will be up to 5 seconds long.

The chart show airs on Sunday’s at 4pm.

Updated: Friday 12 April 2013