CPR Promotional Check-Up - Apr 5, 2016
April 5, 2016
Roll Over (Disease)
One of the stations reached out on Tuesday and has a big walk that they're involved in and didn't just want to have a refreshment station and a DJ walking with some winners. BTW: those are great. You want to be out at all these things. But what else could you do?
I think we're looking at getting a Zorb and having listeners sign it for $10 with some easy-to-remove later marker, and having a DJ roll through the walk. THAT would get on the inevitable TV coverage. http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/human-hamster-ball-for-sale.html
Why I Got Into Radio
Everyone's obsessed with "protecting the license!" How about "justifying your license"
When iPods and Sirius can do this, we're screwed:
From Wild 94.1 in Tampa -
On April 2, 2013 a WiLD 94.1 listener, named Aaron Williams, called into the Alli That Girl show. He said he'd heard Alli mention that DeSean Jackson would be playing in the DRC Foundation Celebrity Slam Jam, April 6, 2013 at Palmetto High School. He said he had to pull over when her heard DeSean would be there as his 8 year old nephew, Jamiere Coven, is his number one fan -- he even sleeps in his jersey. Jamiere has a medical disorder requiring blood transfusions twice weekly, and will soon enter the hospital for six months...and may never come out. After contacting Tammy Atmore, at the DRC Foundation, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie invited Jamiere to the game to meet DeSean. It was then learned that Jamiere lives in New Jersey. A WiLD listener, named Dawn, then offered to pay for part of the plane ticket, as she lost her son four years ago, and wanted to help Jamiere. This morning, Dominique called Jamiere and surprised him with an invitation to Bradenton, for the game. The child was speechless and his mother, Ashley, said he was jumping up and down. Saturday, Jamiere, his mother and uncle, along with Dawn and another listener named Nena, who offered Jamiere her game tickets, will join Alli That Girl at the Slam Jam as VIPs. Jamiere will meet his idol, as well as all of the players, and take pictures and get autographs. The DRC Foundation also has some other surprises in store for Jamiere.
If There's Karma, He'll Get A Diary
Steve Kicklighter at 103.3 Kiss-FM in Boise programs a station that does better community "stuff" then any CHR that I can think of. Highlighted by his Live For 175 campaign every year. From Steve:
I received a Facebook message yesterday asking for help with a number. I caught it right after the post directly to me and then he erased it. I remembered his name and instant messaged him. He responded and gave me his number. I called back less than 10 seconds.
I man I don't know called to say he was gonna kill himself in 10 minutes - and replied,"what should I do?" he said there was nobody else he trusted and followed live for 175 and knew he had to talk to me.
I kept him on the phone for an hour getting his sisters first/last name, phone numbers and contact information. It was at 55 minutes past, I can tell he was just about to do it. I had michelle on the phone with 911 this whole time tracking info and finding him. Right before he said his thank you's and said it's time to put the exclamation point on his life. He receives a phone call from his sister (which the police called) then seconds later the police showed up at his work.
This was his message to me from his sister and then from him this morning. The power of Facebook can't be denied. I knew you would enjoy this. NO, I didn't air him due to the time.
From his sister:
Thanks so much for your care and quick response. Tony is home with me and doing better. Your concern could very well have saved his life. I would rather have a houseful of cops and an upset but alive brother than face the alternative if someone hadnt noticed a problem. Many thanks from the bottom of my heart for being there when my brother reached out.
It wouldn't be right if I didn't send you a thanks. I honestly can't apologize enough about this morning. To say I was at the lowest of the lows this morning, would certainly be an understatement. To say I needed someone to sound off of without hearing the same ol' "you'll be just fine, just smile and everything will go away", would also be an understatement. Losing two parents ini a matter of a few months certainly hasn't been easy. And as I said earlier, the burden of having to dive through everything and go through the legalities finally came to a head this morning. And what set it off, I'll probably never know. But at the end of the day yesterday, I realized that life really isn't that bad. Yeah, it sucks losing a parent. No, it's absolutely no fun losing them that quickly. But you pointed out quite a bit this morning that I never even thought about. And as I re-think about that, it actually makes me feel pretty selfish. I'll soon change that. Along with quite a few other things. It's a long road, and needless to say, you picked me up this morning in a way and got the feet going in the right direction. With a little bit of heart, patience, and understanding that I'm going to take some bumps and bruises... I know now that everything will indeed be OK. If I don't see you or talk to you again, please know that you saved someone this morning. You saved them from something that could have been bad. You saved me... from me. For the next few weeks, I'm going to take some time and start over. A change of scenery, a better way of thinking, and a little bit of patience should take me where I need to go.
Again, your patience and understanding, and your action this morning prevented someone from succumbing to something they couldn't see. Some day, I hope to re-pay.