Saturday, October 22, 2005

REALITY RADIO


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SO, MY COWORKER FROM THE COUNTRY STATION GOT MARRIED TODAY.  LIVE, ON THE AIR,....DURING HIS AIR SHIFT!  CRAZY, RIGHT?  THE LOCAL NEWS CREWS GOT IN ON IT, TOO.  CATERING PLACES VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE THE FOOD FOR PLUGS.....THE WHOLE 9.  SO BASICALLY, THEY PULLED A STAR JONES AND GOT LOADS OF STUFF FREE.  WEIRD STUFF KEPT POPPING IN MY HEAD DURING THE CEREMONY. LIKE THE PART WHEN THE MINISTER ASKS ABOUT THE TOKEN OF LOVE TO BE OFFERED.  WOULDN'T  IT BE COOL IF SOMEONE SAID, INSTEAD OF A RING...."I OFFER YOU MY VIRGINITY! OR I GIVE TO YOU MY WORD THAT I WON'T CHEAT OR SYPHILLIS (SP?) OR .........



OKAY SERIOUSLY, I NEED TO GET CHECKED FOR A.D.D.



I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS WEDDING.  JUST LIKE T.V., RADIO HAS A "SWEEPS WEEK" EXCEPT INSTEAD OF A WEEK, IT'S LIKE A PERIOD OF 3MTHS.  ANYWAY, I THINK THIS WAS A HUGE THING FOR THE STATION CONSIDERING RATINGS BOOSTS AND ALL BUT,.....



PERSONALLY, I WISH SOME MO FO WOULD COME AND ASK ME TO MARRY HIM WITH THIS LO-BUDGET WEDDING.  MY MAMA ALWAYS SAID, "DON'T DO NUTHIN' HALF ASSED!"  SO, EITHER I WOULD GO ALL OUT WITH A PLUSH POSH FU-FU WEDDING OR WE'D HI-TAIL IT TO VEGAS BABY!  DO YOU THINK THIS WAS CHEEZY SCHMEEZY?  OR GENIUS!! (with a J) teehee (U'M JUS SAYIN' DOUGH)




 

6 comments:

Casey said...

I wasn't able to hear it on the air because I was in class, however I heard Ray's morning show and he talked about it every shot he got.

So since you approached the whole sweeps thing, I am now wondering if it was a big station promote, or it was actually something that he thought was actually romantic, and wanted to share with everyone. Who knows? I hope they are happy together.

Just Me said...

Ok...it's sweet to want to share your joy with your listening audience, but come on...those of us who now know about this sweeps thing...don't they think we're going to find it kind of odd that they're wedding now? Kind of like people who get married cuz the guy got the girl pregnant,then six months later you're sitting there like...wait a minute!!

Brownsoul said...

When/If I get married, I might just elope. I would be easier than arguing with my mom and other family members about how MY wedding should be done. Though, it would cause me much drama in the long run.

Nikki said...

I'd say it was low budget and genius. Although I wouldn't want my wedding like that, just the thought of having paid literally nothing to pull it off was genius in and of itself.

Shelia said...

This was unique...never heard of a wedding being broadcast over the radio...girl and don't fret about people donating this and that...that's great...just make sure it's top notch and you can have a Cinderalla wedding on a bologna budget...spend that extra cash on the honeymoon or a house...

Reeta said...

I live in Atlanta, and a radio station here did that same thing. They had a contest to see which couple was the most deserving of a fully sponsored wedding.

The couple who won, won because the bride's father was dying and wanted to walk her down the aisle. They were engaged and had planned for a later wedding, but because they had this whole thing paid for, it was cool. The wedding itself was at a fancy location, but it was broadcast over the radio, and you could hear the people crying and everything. It was actually really emotional, cuz the bride's father spoke, and you could hear that he was sick.

I sat in my car listening to the whole thing, late for work, just so I could hear them say "I do." If they did it for ratings, then it worked.