UPDATE: Here’s a .doc of the complete rules of the contest. I’m not going to read it; it’s super-long. Just thought you should know.
Now, I’m not a Top 40 radio listener and honestly, I’m surprised to find out that so many people are. My oblivious nature sometimes gets me by, and sometimes it makes me look like an idiot. In this particular situation, I’m not certain where exactly I fall.
Nonetheless, a whole lot of Top 40 listeners appear to have fallen for what appears to be a poorly-devised contest on the part of KISS 107. From what a source tells me, they held an audition-style contest to be giant douchenozzle Jordan’s new co-host. Unfortunately, I can’t find any of the original contest information, so I’m not particularly certain what the rules were, but I do know this: the outcome managed to tick off everyone who either auditioned or listened to the thing unfold.
Here’s the thread of comments, and here’s a brief selection of comments and responses from the host himself:
So, yeah. regardless of what happened, how it was set up, or who “won” here, it seems that what we have is a couple of idiots running the show over at 107.1. Radio and television depends pretty heavily upon promotions, and contests are typically a good ol’ fashioned pair of rocket shoes as ratings go. The problem is that they have to be done correctly. Every year, if you’re paying attention, you’ll find some station somewhere screw up royally as it comes to their contests. Remember that “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” thing a couple years ago? That lady died. In this case, people lost out on a job because a “game” was possibly rigged.
Of course, I don’t KNOW that it was rigged. I do know that the rules are completely impossible to find, and that there doesn’t appear to be any record of this contest other than this dumb video of an apparently confused girl who claps while she talks. I also know that there are lots of angry contestants and listeners who feel like they’ve been misled in some way. That’s a bummer. But then, so is the fact that I’ve never heard a single song in the Billboard Top Ten.… Read the rest