Austrian radio station punishes DJ after he plays Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ 24 times in a row

Host Joe Kohlhofer has been forced to work extra shifts at Christmas and New Year as punishment

A radio DJ in Austria has made headlines after playing Wham!’s classic festive hit ‘Last Christmas’ 24 times in a row.

As reported by various media outlets, presenter Joe Kohlhofer used his 8am morning show on Austrian station Antennae Carinthia to play a one-song marathon on loop for almost two hours.

It is said that Kohlhofer blockaded the studio door, locking out his co-host Patricia Jordan and the station producers.

Kohlhofer eventually stopped his “Christmas protest”, but only after his young daughter phoned the station to tell him that he was making everyone “mad” and that she didn’t like the song.

Timm Bodner, the programming chief for the station, has said that Kohlhofer will be punished.

“In general, it was funny but there must be consequences,” he said. “As a consequence he will have to work tomorrow on Christmas [Eve] and on New Year’s Eve.”

Watch the video for ‘Last Christmas’ below.