May 10th, 2005

Tom Lehrer is Smug

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I have both Saturday and Sunday off this weekend. Saturday is full of fun. Sunday needs to be, too.

Anybody with a car, a free Sunday and a desire to Canobie Lake Park want to go?
Howard Beale

DRIVE A SPIKE THRU MIKE

Here's a fun one. One of our Boston radio stations recently changed its format from Stuff Spatch Wouldn't Listen To (Star 93.7, by the way) to "Mike." Yes, we've turned our cranks to Frank, only instead of Frank, it's Mike. One of those freeform DJ-less stations. Anyway. They invited regular listeners to call in and voice their opinions about the change. So one of the station's listeners, she called to chat, and as you can see from the post to the Wicked Good Conference, they turned her words back on her:
Last Saturday they broadcasted a number to call and critique the format. So I gladly called to tell them how I feel.

My statement goes like this:" I just wanted to say that I do not like the new format at all. The music is great, some of which I haven't heard in years...But, the station now lacks personality. The announcements are obnoxious. I really miss fast Freddie,Ralphie & Karen and Lady D in the afternoon. I just love 'em! Bring back the dj"s, I don't like this."

When I called in the message said they may use our comments on air. I hung up, I thought, Well they certainly won't use my comment on the air. Well, this morning, I thought I heard my voice on the station. I did! But MIKE93.7 fm took parts of my message and made it sound positive..I heard," The music is great, some of which I haven't heard in years. I just love 'em"
Now that's classy! Way to go, Mike!