WAY-FM DJs Taken Hostage
September 13, 2007 at 7:04 AM (PT)
Two WEST MICHIGAN WAY-FM personalities, morning guy RICH ANDERSON and afternoon guy MIKE COUCHMAN, will be held hostage today (9/13) and tomorrow (9/14) until listeners in KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK and GRAND RAPIDS make 250 pledges in each area to keep WAYK/KALAMAZOO and WAYG/GRAND RAPIDS commercial-free.
ANDERSON and COUCHMAN will be banished to two cherry-pickers raised to maximum height, ANDERSON along I-94/Sprinkle Road in KALAMAZOO, and COUCHMAN along US-131/M-6 in GRAND RAPIDS. Neither can come down until 250 first-time pledges have been made in his respective city. The hostage situation began this morning at 6a (ET).
Aside from pledges, only inclement weather and brief personal needs breaks can get the guys down.