The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent, Roy Wood Jr., recently took to Twitter to celebrate and recount a compelling day in his past.
The comedian ruminated on a day when he served as a Disc Jockey for WAGG Heaven 610/1320 Cox Radio in Birmingham, Alabama.
In his Twitter thread, readers learn about a day when he and a fellow DJ mistakenly played "Just Like Candy" by 8Ball and MJG on a gospel station. And not just once. For 4 hours straight, no commercial breaks.
He explains the process behind Sunday morning radio DJ-ing (as it was a Sunday), divulges how the mistake was made, and provides some hilarious commentary in the process.
Read the thread below.
This means nothing to ya'll, but today is the 15 year anniversary of the time myself and another radio DJ accidenta… https://t.co/f1KuzcfYuL— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534720519.0
For those that don’t know radio, on Sunday mornings there aren’t many jocks in the building. The voices you hear be… https://t.co/jhtgl78Yox— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721023.0
Every radio station houses about 4-5 different stations.(Hip Hop, Country, Rock, etc…) The job of the board op is t… https://t.co/N0QR1Yz4I3— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721025.0
I stepped into the station one Sunday morning around 6am to get a head start on morning show production for the wee… https://t.co/r2cdjgMWbL— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721026.0
He was in the process of adding songs from the paper log to the computer. Now, it’s important to point out that tho… https://t.co/8GZn9CejFx— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721028.0
You had to play CLOSE attention to the songs when you added them.The Board Op was attempting to add a song by gospe… https://t.co/MPzkUuBZMq— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721029.0
He never looked at the screen. Neither did I. The computer had frozen. In the event of a computer freeze the syste… https://t.co/rylHxtQ9iQ— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721032.0
For the next 4 hours sweet old black women expecting to hear the usual Sunday morning church sermons heard …. “I'm… https://t.co/wKKFcDF5Ul— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721033.0
"(Chorus) Just like candy (candy) Just like candy Its the same feeling (looks good to me)" This went on for 4 hrs… https://t.co/gmkqethseY— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721146.0
We corrected the mistake and swore each other to secrecy. The bosses never found out, but for the next week old bla… https://t.co/WGujrbsfjG— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721148.0
In August of 2003, Candy by 8-Ball and MJG was one of the top 5 requested gospel songs in the city of Birmingham. A… https://t.co/LRWafUXXlJ— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721149.0
The old gospel women just assumed it to be Gospel Rap. And to be fair the song is catchy.The entire song is about h… https://t.co/R1TFj3vv3r— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721307.0
Still a banger all these years later. https://t.co/JpbxSdCkKE— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534721356.0
That board op, @YoungDilleon went on to become one the premiere Radio talents in Radio. And still is. Ive done ok m… https://t.co/9P7nKzpind— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1534725558.0
Twitter couldn't get enough.
This person predicted a leap in "Candy" streams after Wood Jr.'s tale.
@roywoodjr Candy is about to spike on all the streaming apps...heading to Apple Music riiiiiight now 😂— Bridgette (@Bridgette)1534736648.0
This Twitter user thinks that the lack of technology that year helped hide their tracks.
@roywoodjr Good old days... Woulda taken one of those cool old ladies who "my grandson showed me this new app" To… https://t.co/0TxNbpVPqX— Robah.. (@Robah..)1534778454.0
And this lady felt like, "interpretation [of the song] is in the eye of the beholder".
@roywoodjr Interpretation is in the eye of the beholder I guess. Such a great story. Glad it worked out well— Cassandra Healey (@Cassandra Healey)1534783687.0
But mostly, people couldn't stop laughing.
@roywoodjr @YoungDilleon My heart. My stars. My ears! Great thread, great story. Thank you.— Natalie Lanoville (@Natalie Lanoville)1534828128.0
@roywoodjr LOL. The vision of the sweet Mother Hendersons and Deacon Olivers in the car on their way to church bobb… https://t.co/Sf1fqV54NF— Eugi (@Eugi)1534785221.0
@roywoodjr This is too amazing 😂— Madaline Zannes (@Madaline Zannes)1534778680.0
@roywoodjr I am dying. I can’t stop laughing!— vee (@vee)1534789441.0
@roywoodjr 😆😆😆 https://t.co/Ootgu63i7M— Jennifer (@Jennifer)1534785507.0
@roywoodjr BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! https://t.co/rO8mqidGk0— Jasmine Sade🎨 (@Jasmine Sade🎨)1534774762.0
@roywoodjr @YoungDilleon 😂love this story. I’m a DJ at a Christian radio station after leaving TV news. The board a… https://t.co/2r8KbhTJRs— Sarah Travels (@Sarah Travels)1534817055.0