Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Experiences with Radio Station Call in contests

As a general rule, I don't bother with radio station call in contests.  There are just too many nuts trying to phone in whne the DJ says, the 11th call gets tickets to a concert or whatever.  Alan B and I are acquainted with a contest nut from eastern Queens.  Some years ago it was 7:30 AM on Sunday when I was on my way out the door to get the newspaper when Gary Clark of WCBS-FM announced a contest with a trivia question about the Temptations.  I answered correctly that the song he was looking for was "I Wish it Would Rain."  I won a Temptations concert video.  I think it was about 2003 on a Thursday night when I was listening to Holly Levis on WCBS-FM.  I phoned in and won concert tickets to the Righteous Brothers in Westbury.  It turned out to be one of the last performances by Bobby Hatfield who sadly passed away a few weeks later.  Back in the mid 1980s Bob Shannon and later Bobby Jay had a Tuesday night trivia contest.  There were no prizes, just the satisfaction of winning.  I usually had the right answer but was usually beaten out since back then I had a rotary dial phone.

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