Interesting radio sighting along the NY Thruway...
Mon Apr 24 16:20:20 EDT 2006
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From: "Matthew Osborne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 2:14 PM
Subject: Interesting radio sighting along the NY Thruway...
Matt Osborne wrote:
> While traveling home from Poughkeepsie Saturday night
> along the NYS Thruway, I stopped at a rest area and
> noticed something interesting that didn't hit me right
> away. There was a bus stopped there that was
> emblazoned with the 98.1 CHOI Radio X logo (CHOI
> Quebec City, which nearly lost its broadcast license
> recently) on both sides and the back.
Depending on the type of bus, if it was a motorcoach, which is more
comfortable in terms of seating and also designed for longer trips, it may
have been on a private trip or charter as it's called in the bus industry,
and CHOI may have paid the bus company to advertise on this bus. If it was a
city or transit bus, it may have been on it's way to or from a bus
manufacturer (there is one in NY State that makes transit buses) although I
don't believe buses leave the factory wrapped in an advertisement.
And to elaborate a bit on John Francicn's reply, radio stations, TV
stations, and other businesses advertise on buses with "wraps" (whole bus
ads) not just in Boston but in other areas. A couple of years ago while
visiting Burlington VT I saw a city transit bus wrapped for WOKO, the top
rated country station in the market.
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