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Re: Cucaracha Bites Back

If someone could catch this and tape it and email it to me via .mpg
(M-PEG) or realaudio I could translate it for you guys...*shrug* 
>From the sound of it it sounds like a funny bit if it were understandable
and as long as it isn't overdone. 

WKTU-FM once did a similar thing like this last summer, except it was a
fake phone conversation with a WSKQ-FM (Mega 97,9) [no relation to Mega
Broadcasting] staffer who sounded more Mexican in his accent than Puerto
Rican/Cuban/Dominican (their target audience). 

 -just a thought- :)
(one of few and far-between) *smirk*

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Sven F. Weil
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On Wed, 5 May 1999, Roger Kirk wrote:

> Listening to WLLH last night at 7:25.  A long commercial block
> followed by what sounded like a "bit" from a morning show.
> (I don't speak much Spanish, so, it's just a guess) Then,
> the kicker  [words and phrasing are approximate, I couldn't roll tape
> in the car - so it's from memory]:
> SFX: Phone Ring
> Male Voice:  Lowell Sun
> Big Male Announcer's Voice: Dan Phelps, please.
> MV:  One moment, sir.
> BMAV: Gracias.
> Another Male Voice: Dan Phelps Speaking
> BMAV: This is (undecipherable name) from W - L - L - SILENT - as you called it
> DP: (harried) Oh, yes.  I asked you to call a half hour ago.  I'm between
> editions right now, I can talk to you.
> BMAV: You wrote the column Hola To The Cucaracha?
> DP: Yes.
> BMAV: What did you mean by that?
> DP: It's saying farewell to Sully ....
> BMAV: (interrupting) No, what did you mean by La Cucaracha
> DP: (stalling) It's a farewell piece for a radio station that's been
> around for years...
> BMAV: The use of the word Cucaracha - it is degrading to Hispanics.
> DP: I write two columns a week - they are usually tongue-in-cheek
> BMAV:I found it offensive.
> DP: I'm sorry you took it that way.  (mega-harried) Look, I'm trying to get
> another edition out,....
> Female Phoner Voice: I think the use of the word cockroach is offensive to
> Hispanics...
> BMAV: [many words in Spanish]
> Rapid-fire Big Voice Guy in produced positioner ending with "MEGA"
> Spanish Music
> This exact same scenario (commercials and all) ran again at 9:25 and at 9:55.
> This could get old quickly.
> I wonder if Dan Phelps knew he was being recorded.  It would seem to erode
> any existing co-operation between the Lowell Sun and WLLH.
> Roger Kirk
> rogerkirk@usa.net