BRMB presenter Tom Binns has been sacked after interrupting the Queen's speech on-air, and announcing: "Two words: Bor-ing."
Stand-up comedian Mr Binns made the comments during a Christmas Day show for the Birmingham radio station
The Broad Street station broadcast the Queen's annual address by mistake and Binns – who was working alone in the studio – took the decision to take it off air.
Binns also made a joke about the French royal family being beheaded before introducing a song, Last Christmas by Wham!, with the words "from one Queen to another..."
The station's parent company Orion Media said a "small number" of listeners complained and said Binns would not be working for them again.
The Queen used her Christmas message to the nation to express her sadness at the loss of UK troops in Afghanistan in the bloodiest year for British forces since the invasion in 2001. Several soldiers from the Midlands have been killed in action this year.
Binns, speaking on comedy website Chortle, said: "I knew it shouldn't be there, but having never heard it before, I didn't know how long it was going to go on for.
"I'm not trained to make editorial decisions, but I decided to get rid of it and make a joke. I said: 'Two words: bor-ing.'
"I then went into an old riff about how people say the royal family are good for tourism, but the French beheaded theirs and people still visit France. The next record was George Michael's Last Christmas, so I made some sort of comment about 'going from one Queen to another' as a parody of a cheesy DJ."
"Nobody would have tuned in to hear the Queen's speech and I tried to deal with in in a funny way. After all they employ comedians to make jokes."
Binns's show was syndicated on BRMB's sister stations including Mercia, Wyvern and Beacon, also in the West midlands.
The Orion Media Group programme and marketing director, David Lloyd, said: "On Christmas Day, one of our presenters Tom Binns made some inappropriate comments surrounding the Queen's speech.
"We do not condone what he said in any way, whether said in jest or not. We are making contact with the small number of listeners who were offended by Tom's comments and have complained to us to convey our apologies and have also apologised on air.
"Tom will now not be featuring again on our radio stations."