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I remember a local FM station, WAPP, an oldies station threatening to change formats. Friends-by-phone with the morning D.J., I was made privvy to an "event to occur" that following Monday.
The claim was that this D.J. had gotten into the station's computer and switched codes, and then locked himself in the studio. The morning's broadcast was him essentially highjacking the radio station "until demands were met" to keep the oldies format.
What gave this hoax away was the scene where management "gave in", and requested a song, "Only In America". It was cued up and playing in a few seconds, and I knew right then we had all been duped. It was a publicity stunt.
I ended up working for that radio station, and also walking out in the middle of my shift, disgusted with satelite radio.
"New Coke" lasted a month or two, then "Classic Coke" returned to much demand for that which the public had been denied.
I always wonder about transitions, and their true intentions.
Last edited by royster; 12-21-2011 at 09:59 PM.