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.