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Re: Potato Radio Report

<<Funniest thing heard:  The contest at 4:50 in the
afternoon. If the Nth caller answers a multiple
choice question correctly, they receive a prize
and qualify to "Live Like A Millionaire"  The
question was dirt easy: >>

Much like to lottery rules in the US,  but more strict, Canadian stations
must use skill testing questions to keep the contest legal.  Just picking
the 10th caller is against regulations, I think the CRTC thought someone
with speed re-dial might get an unfair advantage.

Andy Soule
Efax# 801-457-2555 - www.geocities.com/doctorradio
-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Kirk <rogerkirk@ttlc.net>
To: BRI <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 2:31 PM
Subject: Potato Radio Report

>Back from vacation on Prince Edward Island.
>Belly full of lobster and just enough room
>left for a double helping of Canadian Radio.
>720 CHTN - Charlottetown - Still playing oldies, but
>the play list has tightened and Canadian Content
>seems a bit higher.  Good Gord!  The format seems
>to be mostly unchanged (Good Times & Great Oldies)
>but I did notice a lot of song-to-song segues without
>sweepers, liners, positioners or jingles. Also, if
>the last spot in the set was live or tagged, they went
>directly to music without talkover.
>Funniest thing heard:  The contest at 4:50 in the
>afternoon. If the Nth caller answers a multiple
>choice question correctly, they receive a prize
>and qualify to "Live Like A Millionaire"  The
>question was dirt easy:  Who wrote "Anne Of Green
>Gables?"  Was it (A) Stephen King, (B) John Grizzem
>(not a typo), (C) Lucy Maud Montgomery or (D) Mary
>Higgins Clark.  And yes, the PEI lady's final answer
>was "C".
>This same DJ also backsold "Heatwave" by Martha And
>The Vandells.  I was waiting for Tommy James & The
>N.B.  On the return trip, I could still detect
>recognizable music (through beaucoup QRM) as far
>south as Calais, Maine.
>I'm sure you all can imagine how well that went over
>with my significant other (NOT A RADIO GEEK!)
>CJRW - Summerside.  1240 AM Country is GONE!  It's
>Now C102 (102.1) and the format is still the same -
>local radio done quite well.  Down-to-earth, but
>without being hokey.  They sent the CJRW station
>wagon (with station's logo, Subway & Pepsi logos
>and the name of the sign company that lettered the
>car) and a Pepsi fountain dispenser to Spinnaker's
>Landing on Thursday afternoon.  Unfortunately, the
>young lady (late teens) handing out Pepsi just wasn't
>a great representative of the station.  Probably she
>was just hired to dispense Pepsi.  She knew nada about
>radio and the station.  My guess is that she probably
>doesn't even like country music.  A shame.
>I tried to pick up WJIB, but nothing seemed alive
>on 740 in Summerside.  Same for 730.
>Roger Kirk

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