​Jann Arden laments a burgeoning radio format: 'So idiots could hear more songs every hour'

Jann Arden, 52, is teaching one radio station how not to be “Insensitive.”

Calgary’s Amp Radio has decided to toy with a new format that cuts songs to two minutes of airtime before moving on to the next track. Amp’s slogan is, “twice the music, half the time,” but Canada's Most Beautiful star Jann isn’t buying it.

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The Canadian chanteuse noted how this jeopardizes the art form, writing in a tweet, “…art that took thousands of hours to create…so idiots could hear more songs every hour.”

The “Good Mother” vocalist even took a humourous approach to the situation, requesting recommendations for half a book from her Twitter followers.

This radio format is called QuickHitz, and it first appeared last September in the United States. The Calgary radio station is the first in Canada to approach this new way of playing music.

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Jann is currently on the judging panel for a Tim Horton’s contest that asks users to submit their own bespoke donut designs. The top 13 finalists will present to the singer, Jason Priestly, Anna Olson and Ben Mulroney.

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