Last week, it was reported that the Liberal government recently held a vote in favour of selling public broadcaster triple j. As the Industry Observer noted, a multitude of changes would occur if the station were to face privatisation, including the presence of ads and a lessened focus on fostering homegrown artists.

For dedicated listeners of the j, it sounds like a pretty awful idea. If you were worried your favourite youth broadcaster might become yet another Ed Sheeran streaming service,  Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield noted on Hack that the station’s privatisation isn’t going to happen.

With all the chatter of commercialisation becoming a possibility, it seems morning presenters Ben and Liam have received an insight into what the station might sound like if privatisation were to occur. Back in March last year, the hilarious duo took shots at Triple M’s “meat pie footy accadacca culture” with the characters “Shitstick” and “Zipper”

Yesterday, it looked as though “Shitstick” and “Zipper” “slid into their DMs” to give them a taste of what the future may have held for triple j.

Check it out for yourself:

With all this talk of privatisation, this demo slid into @benandliam’s DMs.

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In March last year, the two first gifted the world with “Shitstick” and “Zipper” as they “tuned into” another un-named radio station.

Listen to Ben and Liam “tune in” to Triple M:

Earlier this month, The Industry Observer revealed the 50 most played tracks on triple j this year so far, with Jack River’s electrifying ‘Ballroom’  taking out the title as is the most played Australian track of the year. Wollongong’s Hockey Dad are the most played artist overall, with two of their tracks of 2018’s Blend Inn taking positions in the top 25.

triple j’s 50 most played tracks of 2018:

1. I Can’t Quit – The Vaccines – 159
2. raingurl –  Yaeji – 156
3. Stir Fry – Migos – 142
4. Ballroom – Jack River –  139
5. How To Socialise & Make Friends – Camp Cope – 137
6. Polygraph Eyes – Yungblud – 135
7. Missing Me – Angie McMahon – 133
8. About You – G Flip – 132
9. Disappear (feat. Lynn Gunn) – Tonight Alive – 131
10. UFO (feat. Allday) – Mallrat – 130
11. Fake ID – Riton & Kah-Lo – 125
12. Chasing Stars (feat. Bertie Blackman) – Alice Ivy – 125
13. Need You (feat. NÏKA) – Flight Facilities – 124
14. Church – Alison Wonderland – 124
15. Mainland – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – 123
16. Confidence – Ocean Alley – 123
17. All The Stars (feat. SZA) – Kendrick Lamar – 123
18. Dominos – Last Dinosaurs – 122
19. Loving Is Easy (feat. Benny Sings) – Rex Orange County – 121
20. Hear This – Jarami – 121
21. I Wanna Be Everybody – Hockey Dad – 121
22. Wasted – Peking Duk – 121
23. We’re Going Home – Vance Joy – 121
24. Stuck In Orbit (feat. BUOY) – What So Not – 120
25. Join The Club – Hockey Dad – 120
26. In The City – Nyxen – 120
27. Further Than The Planes Fly – Eves Karydas – 120
28. Hey Heartbreaker – Dream Wife – 118
29. Ritalin – Ruby Fields – 117
30. Get Out – Chvrches – 117
31. Symphony (feat. Teddy Jackson) – Towkio – 116
32. Mistake – Middle Kids – 116
33. God’s Plan – Drake – 114
34. Get To Know (feat. Winston Surfshirt) – Cosmo’s Midnight – 113
35. Changed My Mind – Tove Styrke – 113
36. Panic Room – Au Ra & Camelphat – 113
37. Nameless, Faceless – Courtney Barnett – 113
38. Sweet Dreams – BØRNS – 113
39. 1950 – King Princess – 112
40. Falling Out – Golden Features – 112
41. Cheetah Tongue – The Wombats – 112
42. Pineapple Skies – Miguel – 110
43. After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) – Kali Uchis – 110
44. WOW – Kwame – 110
45. Don’t You Know I’m In A Band – Confidence Man – 109
46. Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) – Lily Allen – 109
47. Short Hair – Tiny Little Houses – 109
48. 14U+14ME – The Presets – 109
49. White Flag – Bishop Briggs – 108
50. Carrie (I Want A Girl) – Moaning Lisa – 108