Fly 92 In Harry Potter Fans' Ointment
July 19, 2007 at 11:14 AM (PT)
Today's winner of the coveted ALL ACCESS "Rile Up The Natives" Award goes to ALBANY BROADCASTING Top 40 WFLY (FLY 92)/Albany. "FLY MORNING RUSH" host JIM CLARK thought he'd do his civic duty by informing his listeners that he somehow got his hands on a copy of the soon-to-be-released (and last) HARRY POTTER book.
After being bombarded with calls, IMs and the like about the wisdom of divulging the book's plot points, a local attorney called in to surmise that it would be legal to read the final chapter on-air. Nevertheless, a somewhat concerned SCHOLASIC BOOKS rep called from NEW YORK CITY, threatening legal action if CLARK followed through on his plan.
Just as CLARK was about to begin, the audio went dead -- SOPRANOS-finale style. ALL ACCESS can now deny reports that CLARK will next be doing a live remote from underneath GIANTS Stadium in NEW JERSEY.