Dentist Office Radio

Matthew Osborne
Sun Nov 23 23:29:09 EST 2003

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 20:11:46 Garrett Wollman  wrote:
> This is now the cue for Mr. Fybush to pop up with
> the story of WDDS
> 93.1 Syracuse.

   Well I'm not Scott, but I do have a interesting
story I heard a couple years back about another
station inside WDDS's (now WNTQ) signal area that is
along these lines.  While a student at Herkimer County
Community College, one of my profs, Linda Rae, used to
work at WLZW (98.7) Utica/Rome which, while she was
there, was CHR WNYZ.  One day she told our class about
the day they changed formats from Beautiful Music WIBQ
to WNYZ (I believe it was in 1986).  Apparently,
unlike most format changes that come with
announcements, pre-produced imaging and such, this
format change consisted of nothing more than letting
the last BM record fade out, the normal silent periods
between records on that format, then segueing directly
into Twisted Sister's "Were Not Gonna Take It,"
followed by "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot. 
She was telling us how everybody working there at the
time was wondering how many things just spontaneously
went wrong in dentists' offices around the area, and
how many nervous patients in the waiting room were now
going insane with the sudden change of background
music to back to back heavy metal records.  That, to
this day, has got to be one of the most extreme sudden
format change stories I have ever heard

                            Matt Osborne
                            Poughkeepsie, NY

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