Thursday, April 14, 2016

US Nat'l Anthem Irks McDonald's Patrons In Canada

Patrons of a McDonald’s restaurant in Port Hope, Canada, a suburb of Toronto, said they are irked that the restaurant plays the Star-Spangled Banner every morning. The restaurant is not to blame, per say, as it is playing the radio station 93.7 The Mountain – which is based in Spokane.

The Toronto Sun's Mike Strobel reports that every morning at 9:00 a.m, their time, 6:00 a.m. Spokane time, New Country KDRK 93.7 FM The Mountain plays the national anthem.

Regulars of the restaurant said they want to know why, and they want it to stop. They said they have nothing against Americans, but emphasized they were in Canada and they were not Americans.

The paper did some digging and found out that the restaurant uses a satellite to play music and they only get two stations – the other being rap. It has been this way for two years.

Patrons said they are not buying that excuse. Durrant said they would rather the restaurant played a local station.

Radio station 93.7 The Mountain broadcasts in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas.  93.7 The Mountain DJ, Jamie Patrick, said this is something the station has done for decades because he said the station loves America and the military.

Following a front-page story by columnist Mike Strobel in Wednesday’s Toronto Sun, a local broadcaster announced it gave the restaurant a tuner that will pick up a local station.

Now, instead of pumping in the offerings of Spokane’s 93.7 The Mountain, patrons will chow down on the sounds of CKSG 93.3 FM.

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