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Stairways to Heaven [Apr. 9th, 2003|12:16 pm]
Roy Janik
So last night's show went amazingly well. KVRX is currently having its pledge drive, and I was bound and determined to actually bring in some money this go-round. Having witnessed the fact that trying to induce a guilt-trip in the listener didn't work so well, I decided to go for a gimmick. Visiting http://www.aprilwinchell.com/multimedia/ led me to an archive of 12 Stairway to Heaven covers, so I was set. Chi-chi was coordinating (talking on air about pledgedrive), and Sara and some bloke were answering phones. And of course, Nicole was there, but sadly didn't get a chance to speak that much. C'est dommage.

We first played 3 of the covers and then promised to play another version for every pledge made. My favorite version has to be the B-52s style cover by The Rock Lobsters. This worked out rather well, and we received (throughout the course of the show) pledges for $75, $30, $10, $15, and incredibly enough, $250. Plus coupled with the fact that I pledged $100 and there was another $100 coincidentally pledged during the show (by another DJ's parents), we didn't wind up too shabbily.

To add to the confusion, two realaudio DJs apprenticed on the show... although they didn't get to do much, since all the pledgedrive stuff was going on. I promised them more opportunities next week.

The best part of all was getting to talk to the last lady who pledged. She said that she and her son listened every week, and that he always reminds her to turn on the radio for the show. Yeeee.

[User Picture]From: cha_chee
2003-04-09 11:31 am (UTC)

kick ass

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