B98.5FM-Atlanta used to run a contest during the weekday 9-5 slots, to increase listenership during sweeps, giving away $1000 every hour.
Anyone in the A know if they still do this? I remember it was a big deal back then!Also on:
For many poor souls, there is no alternative to the alternative.
God bless the independents! To say that corporate radio in the USA sucks is the understatement of the century.
The largest independent alternative music station in the US fights to stay afloat in a sea of corporate competitors
As someone who listens to NPR podcasts on a regular basis, I can’t help but laugh heartily and agree.
All my favourite US podcasts are being ruined by this universally adopted affectation. Planet money, This American Life, Radiolab, Startup.. Why? Why would you do this? Please stop. It’s so boring.
Yes, I know, you and your buddies are deeply into Serial, you haven’t listened to FM in years, corporate radio sucks. But people like you do not reflect the actual state of the marketplace. And frankly, Jeff Smulyan is getting mighty sick of your podcast triumphalism.
Oh, God! I just heard about Project 9-6-1! I’m sorry, Atlanta. I’m so, so sorry.