May 27, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 27, 2016
When Daddy Met Mommy
"Write in and tell us why your mom deserves (prize from client)" has some years on it. But just like with Valentines and helping people pull off amazing surprise engagements, stories about how parents met can be funny and/or heart warming. My friend (deleted by his lawyer) met his wife at a university free clinic where she also was experiencing painful urination. They had something in common, but there is a whole different story that they told their kids. My mom? Was a hottie. My dad? Clever. She lived up the street in St. Paul and would walk past his house to get the city bus to work. So...he blocked the sidewalk with his car and started washing it when she headed down the street. She had to walk around him, he apologized, she asked about his cool new car, buh bing.
May 26, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 26, 2016
Great Moments In Concert Ownership Regular readers of this daily tripe (shut-ins, agoraphobes, people who attend lots of "meetings", 3rd shift motel staff and the indigent) will note some recurring themes: Disdain for prize wheels Knowing when an event will draw ...
May 25, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 25, 2016
Fun With Nigerians (Soon To Be A Board Game) Hot in Houston and Power in Miami are both stations that have used the omnipresent topicality of on-line Nigerian scammers as fodder for imaging whatever cash contest they had on at the moment. About a year ago I strung along ...
May 24, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 24, 2016
One Of The Best Publicity Stunts That Got Thwarted By An International Crisis Some little known history in this piece about the iconic TV show "Rocky & Friends". http://www.minnesotafunfacts.com/minnesota-in-mass-media/television-shows/the-rocky-and-bullwinkle-show/ If ...
May 23, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 23, 2016
Have You Ever Noticed That every radio station website has the same videos posted. Some guy in Uzbekistan sings "Grenade" while dressed as Snow White and lobbing live grenades on a gunnery range and it ends up on 8000 sites. And then there are the videos that are JUST as ...
May 20, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 20, 2016
How To Debut With Some "Ooomph" I'm more of a "let's get it on the air and get settled and make sure we're listenable before calling any attention to the product" kind of guy. So, obviously, this 23,000,000 view youtube capture of the debut of TNT in Belgium goes against ...
May 19, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 19, 2016
Blogs We seemingly all do them. I've always thought some of the best morning show guests were listeners. Listeners with weird jobs. Listeners with funny stories. Listeners who might have something more unique to share than a prep service story about how vinegar is ...
May 18, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 18, 2016
Twitter Wars Fitz is A. a supremely nice and funny guy, and B. is also a seriously talented dude. I ran into him at the hotel in LA about 30 seconds after Samuel Jackson walked past on his way to some thing. Fitz is a fan. A huge fan. Or he wouldn't have approached ...
May 17, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 17, 2016
Beat The Heat One of the GREAT all-time Summer themes is back for '16. Somewhere. Scorpio used it at The Boxx in Houston as an umbrella that everything went under between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Movie tickets, water park tickets, cases of soda, ice cream hits, club ...
May 16, 2016CPR Promotional Check-Up - May 16, 2016
Weekend Contests I think 98PXY in Rochester was the first station where I had the staff break into the GM's office and steal his shit. It was when he'd already announced he was leaving for another gig. So all weekend they cracked his door, rifled his desk and drawers and ...