Friends – I’ll have some interesting retro posts for the holiday break. First is my most requested short film about the time I got drunk on the air.
In fall 1985 I was working at KTOQ in Rapid City, South Dakota. The station had a memorable New Year’s Eve promotion to promote not drinking and driving. It was sponsored by a liquor distributor as a public service. The premise was simple: I’d get drunk while on the air and show how excessive drinking affects basic skills.
Things went as planned until a local TV news crew showed up for a live report on the early newscast. I dedicate this to anyone who has had a station promotion go off the rails.
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I’ll be back with fresh posts beginning Monday, January 4, 2016. Thank you for the praise for my work. See you after the break!
Here are the other upcoming retro posts:
Two radio history stories: Alan Freed Busted for Payola and Classical WNCN, New York, Switches To Rock.
Radio with a purpose: Scoop Nisker’s Radio Essay Seven Days in May 1970, KSAN, San Francisco.
SCOOP NISKER CLIP
Remarkable radio clips: Jimi Hendrix Creates an Instant Radio Jingle and Groovin’ on a Saturday Night in Vietnam by Pastor John Rydgren on the series Silhouette.
GROOVIN’ VIETNAM CLIP:
Two unbelievable but true stories about public radio stations gone bad: Scam at KCSN and KUNM Fires a Volunteer Live on the Air.
KCSN SCAM CLIP:
KUNM FIRES VOLUNTEER CLIP:
KAAY, Little Rock, Hosts a Stoner Party.
KAAY STONER PARTY CLIP:
NATIONAL LAMPOON RADIO HOUR “DETERIORATA”
Deteriorata is a parody of Les Crane's 1971 spoken word recording of Desiderata, the early 20th century poem by Max Ehrmann on the much-missed National Lampoon Radio Hour.