Tomorrow, The Faction‘s very first Hardest 100 Countdown will make it’s debut on the airwaves and the Top 100 Heavy Songs voted by Heavy Music fans will be revealed throughout the day. It kicks off at 12pm AEDT and will be hosted by Lizi Blanco of The Beautiful Monument, Kim Benzie from Dead Letter Circus and our very own Browny who (on the side of Wall of Sound) has been working for the commercial radio industry as an announcer for the better part of the past decade.
We grabbed The Faction‘s head honcho Tim Price for a quick chat to see how things are shaping up for the day:
Mate, how’s The Faction team feeling before the big countdown tomorrow?
Really Awesome! It’s been a great couple of weeks – there has been such a great response and we can’t thank everyone enough for really getting behind it. It’s meant so many great things – so many people have discovered the app and the station because of it.
Stoked to have Kim from Dead Letter Circus and Lizi from The Beautiful Monument here to help us ring in the tunes too and Browny, the beautiful bearded bastard. There’s going to be some beers flowing on Saturday while we are counting it down, so we hope that beers are flowing everywhere while people tune in.
Beers will be had (it is St Paddy’s Day after all). Do you know how many voters actually took part in the first event?
We have quadrupled our listenership and the number of people who have our app now – and that’s not even counting the extra listeners via iHeartRadio etc as well.
Holy Shit that’s awesome, congrats! Have you noticed any standout bands or surprising votes you can mention?
The winner is going to turn a few heads, for sure. Number 2 is definitely what I thought would be Number 1 having watched the votes.
Intriguing… How many Nickelback songs made it in? haha
Happy to report, not a SINGLE ONE.
Good to hear. How will the day/countdown pan out for those tuning in?
There’s going to be some great drinking games to play, to be honest – would love to hear anyone’s ideas on a good drinking game they’re planning to play!
Drink Responsibly Everyone and don’t forget to use the Official #Hardest100 Hashtag throughout the broadcast to let everyone know where and how you’re listening to the countdown.
The Faction’s Hardest 100 Countdown
Saturday March 17th from 12pm AEDT/11am AEST