WHHZ Shocks Listeners With 'The Taser'
September 24, 2007 at 12:40 PM (PT)
PAMAL Alternative WHHZ (100.5 THE BUZZ)/GAINESVILLE-OCALA, FL changed its name to "100.5 THE TASER -- GAINESVILLE'S TASER ALTERNATIVE" this past weekend in honor of the recent tasing incident that took place on the campus of the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. THE TASER (aka THE BUZZ) kicked off the fun FRIDAY night at 6p giving listeners a chance to call in and win TASER prizes after hearing THE TASER SFX.
WHHZ PD MOJO told ALL ACCESS, "People didn't get it was a joke until some time SATURDAY. The e-mails where flying and the phones where ringing with concern about station change. As of today (9/24) people were still calling in to make sure everything was OK ... even though we were back to 100.5 THE BUZZ. You would think that they would get that the station wasn't changing when the music didn't change, but they didn't. I guess they really love their BUZZ! We basically just jumped all over a national news story that was right here in our backyard and ran with it. On behalf of THE BUZZ, we would like to thank all of our local law enforcement officers who shouldn't have tased Mr. ANDREW MEYER and made this all possible!"