The classic episode of WKRP in Cincinnati where a Thanksgiving promotion goes insanely wrong. Just listening to Les Nessman’s vivid description is so funny (especially if you’ve ever worked in radio):
Turkeys are falling from the sky like sacks of wet cement,….. Oh the Humanity…. Not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this’
‘As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.’ Mr. Carlson, GM
‘Less… We now work for a Rock & Roll station, which means these casually dressed people seem to think they’ve taken over the place’ Mr. Carlson
So many other great lines too. Interesting observation that’s probably a coincidence, without the commercials, the live report starts at exactly 17:00 in the video. In real time it’s top of the hour, when traditional radio cuts to national or local newsbreak. The beep you hear just before news starts is actually a cuetone to alert to ‘pot it up’.
If you’re looking for a delicious turkey to serve, check out our friend Sean McGlaughlin of Creative Catering. He has several different, mouth-watering pre-cooked turkeys and the fixins.
And remember to get qualified for 92ZEW’s shopping spree in New York contest before it ends this Friday (Nov 23).