WFIZ, Cornell Univ. Pay Off On $10,000 Shot
March 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM (PT)
FINGER LAKES RADIO GROUP Top 40 WFIZ and CORNELL UNIVERSITY Athletics awarded RICH TRINKL $10,000 for winning their 'Slap Shot Jackpot' promotion, held FEB. 16th during a break of a women's hockey game on campus. TRINKL shot a hockey puck from a distance farther than center ice into the net without touching either side of the opening.
"Amazing", exclaimed Z95.5 PD GABE CARRILLO, who stood by the net to witness the shot. "Everyone was in disbelief for the first few seconds, especially TRINK!." The $10,000 is the largest single prize that an station has awarded in at least five years, if not ever.
"This is what local radio is all about," Market Manager FRANK LISCHAK added. "It will also give the crowd of2,500+ something to talk about for a long time."