- March 18, 2005 at 12:22 pm #6329frankh19Participant
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Help a fellow community station
Terry’s station may be a bit bigger than most of ours, but he needs our help. Here’s the text of his Radio Info post:
“I’m not too picky about what we get and I’ll do anything I can to return the favors. Just let me know with as much lead-time as possible as I am greatly overloaded with trying to rebuild a station in which the local city government has represented to the local community that there are NO listeners and that advertising with us is a waste…
I am in rather desperate need of listener shouts that make it sound like out of town listeners are not affected by the local “scare tactics” used by the city. (If someone wants to do a few generic “business” shouts proclaiming that advertising works, I’d appreciate it!)
I have an unlimited e-mail account and anything anyone would feel up to sending can be e-mailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I just need to seriously make the local people (who DO listen and are seriously scared to advertise with us) to realize that a city government simply cannot “blackball” a local radio station that is programmed more than 95% with local programming just because the owner is not a “born and raised Texan”…
Also, as we’re located at the cross-point of three major highways (I-40, Old Route 66 and US Hwy 83), you can even use your real name and simple indicate that you listened while passing through! (We’re located in what my kids call “The Land of The Lost” in the Texas panhandle. To imagine where, draw a line from Oklahoma City to Amarillo and look 15 miles inside of Texas on that line.)
I’m just looking for dry, unproduced statements such as “Hi, my name is ________ and I listen to 92.9-FM all the time because I always hear my favorite music!”
We’re also very intense on local information so we can also use things like “This is ____________ and I get all of my news and information from 92.9-FM!”
Severe weather coverage (we’re in the center of tornado alley) is our mainstay and something like “My name is ______________ and I depend on 92.9-FM because I know they’ll be there 24/7!”
Also, as we’re a regional station, we can seriously get away with a few generic “client testimonials” such as “Hi, my name is ____________ and as an advertiser on 92.9-FM, I’ve gotten much more response than I’ve ever seen from print advertising.” (The local weekly newspaper has more than aided in the systematic destruction of our station by printing known, false, propagandized versions of stories prophisizing the “financially going under” of our station and this simply is not true…)
Again, I am most appreciative of anything anyone can send and will be most happy to return the favor in any ways possible.
Thanks in advance, “
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