Adventure Car Hop is the Place to Go
Tue May 15 15:13:41 EDT 2007
<<by giving that stuff away, you would
actually leave a bad impression in the listener's mind
[these guys give away crap] and your station name
would become associated with bad music.
My guess is that most
stations that did give-aways like that were generally
Howie Carr gives away crappy CDs on his show even today, and he's proud of
it! And that's on "The Howie Carr WRKO Radio Network!"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Osborne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Donald A." <email@example.com>;
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:37 PM
Subject: RE: Adventure Car Hop is the Place to Go
> On Mon, 14 May 2007 20:05:27 "Donald A."
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I remember that a LOT of stations would (try to)
> > give
> > away old crappy promo records that never made it to
> > the "hitbound" chart.
> > I remember a station I was at giving away "6-packs'
> > of
> > singles....5 of which were dog songs that never made
> > it.
> Interesting enough, while a student at Herkimer County
> Community College and one of the music directors at
> WVHC (their college station), I found myself in the
> very position you describe here with all of the crappy
> promo records/CDs we got that we chose not to air.
> However, I went against the grain and refused to give
> them away because of a conversation I had with a
> former music director at the local CHR station there
> (WRCK 107.3 Utica before it flipped to Classic Rock).
> He told me that by giving that stuff away, you would
> actually leave a bad impression in the listener's mind
> [these guys give away crap] and your station name
> would become associated with bad music. Although I
> took a lot of heat from others at WVHC that tried to
> make me give that stuff away (it really piled up in
> our library since I really didn't know what else to do
> with it and the only responses I got from everyone
> else there was to 'give it away'), I still do believe
> firmly in that principle. My guess is that most
> stations that did give-aways like that were generally
> small market.
> Matt Osborne
> Schenectady, NY
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