WBZ Borrowing A Slogan?

Laurence Glavin lglavin@mail.com
Wed Jun 6 15:05:00 EDT 2007

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Larry Weil" 
>To: bri@bostonradio.org
>Subject: RE: WBZ Borrowing A Slogan?
>Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 15:09:53 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@rolinin.BostonRadio.org 
> [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@rolinin.BostonRadio.org]
> On Behalf Of Roger Kirk
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 3:03 PM
> To: bri@bostonradio.org
> Subject: WBZ Borrowing A Slogan?
> From a professional acquaintance that is up much earlier (i.e. 
> before 8:00 am) than I:
> "In the last couple of days, WBZ aired one of their news bite 
> montage promos - the tag line at the end was:
>> You got questions, We've got answers!"
>> Now where have I heard that one before?

>I think a more accurate in reality version of the Rat Shack slogan is
"You've got questions, we've got blank stares"!

>From the derisive posts about Radio Shack that have appeared since this thread first
appeared, I think some of you might get a laugh from a recent entry at the satirical
site "The Onion".  Since the article is now in the archives, it appears that no
specific URL works, but under the Doctrine of Fair Use, here are a few lines from it.
The headline reads: "Even CEO Can't Figure Out How Radio Shack Is Still in Business".
It opens with: "After a thorough review of its operations, Radio Shack CEO Julian
Day could provide no real explanation for the analog-riddled company's staying power"
Later in the article he is also quoted as saying: "There must be some sort of business
model that enables Radio Shack to make money, but I'll be damned if I know what it is".
One of the theories advanced for Radio Shack's longevity is the possibility that there are 
still countless Radio Shack gift cards out there, and when some recipients of these items
find themselves in a mall with a Radio Shack store, they wander in and try to redeem them 
for something, ANYTHING. The article closes with a plaintive description of an incognito
visit by CEO Day to one of his outlets: "It was about as inviting as a visit to the DMV".

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