WHBQ Gassed Out At Remote
March 11, 2009 at 11:22 AM (PT)
When DUNKIN DONUTS debuted in MEMPHIS, FLINN Top 40 WHBQ (Q107.5) and FOX TV was on-hand for momentous event in carb-packing history -- when suddenly it was like an episode out of WKRP.
Q107.5 OM/PD CHRIS TAYLOR explained, "MANEY & RILEY were doing their show live giving away tickets for the CONFERENCE USA playoffs where the MEMPHIS TIGERS are favored, and the place was packed. People lined up for a chance to "Dunk For Donuts" to win tickets. Other TV media was on hand for the grand openings.
"The local FOX affiliate was doing a live shot when the manager announced the store needed to be evacuated! A gas line broke clearing everyone and blocking traffic. News crews and 'THE Q' had to leave all our broadcast things behind while fire and rescue did their thing. Thankfully, no donuts where harmed in this morning's emergency!"