Guy Pops Proposal Via WTOP/Washington Spot (And She Said Yes)
August 14, 2015 at 7:20 AM (PT)
A couple recently got engaged via a spot on HUBBARD News WTOP/WASHINGTON.
MARK BRILL popped the question on a commercial that aired on AUGUST 8th after setting up an elaborate ruse to have his now-fiancée PHYLLIS LIEBMAN listening at 6:07a (ET) that morning. BRILL recorded the spot and then convinced her that she needed to listen to verify that an ad ostensibly purchased by her employer MRP REALTY was correctly airing. The couple were on the beach in BETHANY BEACH, DE when the spot ran, leading to a romanticbsunrise engagement.
BRILL said, “I saw her for the first time at a (WASHINGTON) KASTLES (WORLD TEAM) TENNIS match on JULY 16, 2012. She was at the concession stand, I basically said hi. Later, I saw her sitting behind me and it looked like she was looking at me. I did get up the never to give her my business card and said if she wasn’t dating anyone to call me and we could grab a beer. It took her over a week to call me. Our first date was in AUGUST. That’s when I found out she wasn’t looking at me but she was staring at MICHELLE OBAMA who was seated a few rows opposite me. Good thing I was a little over confident that day.”
WTOP Sales Manager SKIP QUAST said, “We get a lot of businesses calling in for advertising information but when I received a call in MAY from MARK asking if he could buy time to propose to his girlfriend, it was a first. He explained how WTOP was his favorite station and said he was planning to ask her in AUGUST. I let him know we might be able to help him out and asked him to give me a call when he was ready. Wasn’t sure I would hear back from him but he called again in JULY. He set a date. We got him into the studio to cut his proposal and arranged for it to air at 6:07 a.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th. It really is a feel good story and I am happy we were able to help and make it a special day for both of them. Best wishes MARK & PHYLLIS!”