I am confused by this part にかけてきた. Can someone explain to me?


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    Do you have more context? I feel that the speaker is not emotionally neutral toward 放送委員 when s/he uses this construction in this kind of sentence. – broccoli forest Jan 22 at 13:56


「曲をかける」 means "to play a song/tune on the stereo/CD player, etc.".

In this case, the music is being played on the broadcasting system in a school during lunch time.

The music "reaches" the students while eating; therefore, it is described as 「かけてくる」 from their perspective, which becomes 「かけてきた」 in the past tense.

「この曲を給食のときにかけてきた」 is a relative clause that modifies the 「放送委員」.

"The broadcast committee member(s) who played this song during the school lunch time."

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