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Carlota69
07-08-2008, 01:57 PM
Just looking around thinking of great promotions and was wondering what other radio stations in other cities are up to.

I do a couple of things--Carlota's box Lunch ( Lunch req hour), Beat the Cock,(trivia timed game), mental Speedbump (No brainfart game) etc...

Also, I have in the past, ran around with a tip jar becasue eveyone thinks they should get a tip for simply doing their now. So hell, why not me? I gave the tips to charity, BTW. Thinking of a "dont be a gashole" promotion. We do poker tournaments, Rock and Roll bingo, Asphault Chef (its hot here!), etc....

Was wondering what fun radio promotion have you heard of or participated in?

Dartgod
07-08-2008, 02:00 PM
My wife won a free trip to Vegas on a local station here a few years ago. But that probably wouldn't work for you.







Hey, I know! A contest to win a free trip to Kansas City! :D

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:01 PM
My wife won a free trip to Vegas on a local station here a few years ago. But that probably wouldn't work for you.

Hey, I know! A contest to win a free trip to Kansas City! :D

Ok, but HOW did she win it?

How is the lil woman anyways?

"Bob" Dobbs
07-08-2008, 02:02 PM
I have always thought it would suck to do big radio promotions in Vegas. It'd be real easy to get lost in the clutter.

stumppy
07-08-2008, 02:02 PM
A local station did one on their website. The 5th poster was e-mail a pic of the DJ's breasts.



Best one ever.

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-08-2008, 02:03 PM
Quite a few years ago a radio station here was giving away a car, and you had to "live in it to win it". Which meant they put 4 people in the car, and whoever stayed in it the longest won it. IIRC the winner stayed in it well over a week, and the car was pretty disgusting by the time it was over.

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:03 PM
A local station did one on their website. The 5th poster was e-mail a pic of the DJ's breasts.



Best one ever.

Nice. :LOL:

if you look to the left of this post, you can sort of see mine.

stumppy
07-08-2008, 02:04 PM
Nice. :LOL:

if you look to the left of this post, you can sort of see mine.


I'm talking full frontal dear.

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:05 PM
I have always thought it would suck to do big radio promotions in Vegas. It'd be real easy to get lost in the clutter.

Not really. Actually you have tons of access and the locals dont get caught up in casino promotions. Its a really great spot for a promotion director with a strong rolodex.

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:06 PM
I'm talking full frontal dear.

yeah, can't help you threre, and I don't think you'd want to see my collegues full frontal....not pretty....;)

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:07 PM
Quite a few years ago a radio station here was giving away a car, and you had to "live in it to win it". Which meant they put 4 people in the car, and whoever stayed in it the longest won it. IIRC the winner stayed in it well over a week, and the car was pretty disgusting by the time it was over.

Thats not a bad idea. We've done keep your hands on the car the longest...it was pretty tough, and real nasty. Especially in the heat. TYons of legal crap to get thru though. Wonder what the living in he car legalities are...:hmmm:

stumppy
07-08-2008, 02:07 PM
yeah, can't help you threre, and I don't think you'd want to see my collegues full frontal....not pretty....;)


Eh, it was worth a shot.:p

Adept Havelock
07-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Maybe you could give away turkeys on Thanksgiving, dropped from a helicopter. :shrug:

stumppy
07-08-2008, 02:09 PM
Maybe you could give away turkeys on Thanksgiving, dropped from a helicopter. :shrug:


Thanks for the memory. just lol'd.

chasedude
07-08-2008, 02:09 PM
yeah, can't help you threre, and I don't think you'd want to see my collegues full frontal....not pretty....;)
Does she have a face for radio? LMAO

stumppy
07-08-2008, 02:10 PM
How about one to see who can jam the most ecstasy pills up their ass ?

Dartgod
07-08-2008, 02:10 PM
Ok, but HOW did she win it?

How is the lil woman anyways?
She's good. Looking forward to our October trip as am I.

Part of the trip was tickets to see Heart at HOB in Mandalay Bay. So they were running trivia contests (Heart related) each day for two weeks. She won one of the daily prizes and got her name drawn for the trip, which was the Heart tickets, 3 nights at MB and airfare. Awesome deal.

Her question was what former presidential candidate had an affair with Donna Rice (Gary Hart).

Dartgod
07-08-2008, 02:15 PM
The Chiefs flagship station (101.1 KCFX) just completed a contest giving away gas cards worth $101. They gave away three each day except Thursdays which they gave away one every hour. Everyone who won a gas card was entered into a drawing for free gas for a year. I won one of the $101 cards but did not get the grand prize. I think they ran the contest for about 6 weeks so lots of cards were given away.

"Bob" Dobbs
07-08-2008, 02:22 PM
How about one to see who can jam the most ecstasy pills up their ass ?

"Brought to you by the Bunny Ranch"

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:22 PM
The Chiefs flagship station (101.1 KCFX) just completed a contest giving away gas cards worth $101. They gave away three each day except Thursdays which they gave away one every hour. Everyone who won a gas card was entered into a drawing for free gas for a year. I won one of the $101 cards but did not get the grand prize. I think they ran the contest for about 6 weeks so lots of cards were given away.

Gas is a hot giveaway right now. I'm trying to come up with a "gashole" promotion...have the name...trying to get the concept together.

bkkcoh
07-08-2008, 02:38 PM
One of the COlumbia, Mo stations was giving a gift certificate away to a local tatoo parlor.

wilas101
07-08-2008, 02:43 PM
Gas is a hot giveaway right now. I'm trying to come up with a "gashole" promotion...have the name...trying to get the concept together.



get some random listeners together and get someone from the station to be the target and let the contestants see who could say the most disgusting, insulting things to the target.

The winner gets the gas and is therefore the biggest gashole in vegas.

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 02:52 PM
get some random listeners together and get someone from the station to be the target and let the contestants see who could say the most disgusting, insulting things to the target.

The winner gets the gas and is therefore the biggest gashole in vegas.

You might have something there....:hmmm:

Baby Lee
07-08-2008, 03:13 PM
It's just wrong - best promotion evar!!

ChiefsFanatic
07-08-2008, 03:20 PM
This does not really fit, but I still remember it. I am a little fuzzy on the details, though I do remember the basics.

A woman called up, and Randy Miller was giving away Roses. while the wife was on the line, he called the husband and told him that he had won a dozen free roses, and where should he send them. The husband gave his girlfriends address. The wife then started started screaming, or was upset.

Like I said, it was a long time ago and i can't remember all the details, but I remember laughing.

sedated
07-08-2008, 03:31 PM
you could have contestants chug water

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16687211/

Criminal probe launched into water-poisoning
Family of contestant who died plan to file wrongful death suit, lawyers say

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As participants in KDND-FM’s water-drinking contest chugged bottle after bottle, a listener called in to warn the disc jockeys that the stunt was dangerous — and could be fatal.

“Yeah, we’re aware of that,” one of them responded.

Another DJ said with a laugh: “Yeah, they signed releases, so we’re not responsible. We’re OK.”

Those comments, and others made during the Jan. 12 “Morning Rave” radio show, appeared to give little regard to the risk of water intoxication — until a woman died just hours after imbibing nearly two gallons in the contest.

On Wednesday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department launched a criminal investigation into the incident, and attorneys for the family of Jennifer Lea Strange said they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the radio station.

The county coroner said preliminary autopsy findings indicate Strange, a 28-year-old mother of three, died of water intoxication.

DJs allegedly joked about dangers
Authorities decided to pursue the investigation after listening to a tape of the show, obtained by The Sacramento Bee, during which DJs joked about the possible dangers of consuming too much water, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran said. At one point, the DJs even alluded to a college student who died during a similar stunt in 2005.

Strange was one of about 18 contestants who tried to win a Nintendo Wii gaming console by determining how much water they could drink without going to the bathroom. The show’s DJs called the contest “Hold your Wee for a Wii.”

Several hours into the contest, Strange was interviewed on the air and complained that her head hurt.

“They keep telling me that it’s the water. That it will tell my head to hurt and then it will make me puke,” she said.

Eventually, Strange gave in and accepted the second-place prize: tickets to a Justin Timberlake concert. She commented that she looked pregnant, and a female DJ agreed.

“Oh, my gosh, look at that belly. That’s full of water. ... Come on over, Jennifer, you OK?” a male DJ asked. “You going to pass out right now? Too much water?”

Several hours later, Strange was found dead in her home.

sedated
07-08-2008, 03:32 PM
This does not really fit, but I still remember it. I am a little fuzzy on the details, though I do remember the basics.

A woman called up, and Randy Miller was giving away Roses. while the wife was on the line, he called the husband and told him that he had won a dozen free roses, and where should he send them. The husband gave his girlfriends address. The wife then started started screaming, or was upset.

Like I said, it was a long time ago and i can't remember all the details, but I remember laughing.

that sounds like war of the roses or something on 96.5.

they used to do that for people who thought their boyfriend was cheating.

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 03:48 PM
This does not really fit, but I still remember it. I am a little fuzzy on the details, though I do remember the basics.

A woman called up, and Randy Miller was giving away Roses. while the wife was on the line, he called the husband and told him that he had won a dozen free roses, and where should he send them. The husband gave his girlfriends address. The wife then started started screaming, or was upset.

Like I said, it was a long time ago and i can't remember all the details, but I remember laughing.


Thats hilarious!

I had a listener call me on accident one time. He thought he was calling his GF, and I played along. He thought his GF had a cold cuz it wasn't her voice, it was mine. He asked me if we were still meeting at the raisin fields. I said yes but were we going to be naked....He was like 'naked? no.." And I said "Why? Dont you want to get naked with me? Dont you think of me naked?" He got all shook up and said, 'yeah baby I think about you naked all the time!!" It was classic, especially becasue the real GF was listening, and they had never seen each naked before, until that night.

Carlota69
07-08-2008, 03:52 PM
you could have contestants chug water

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16687211/

Criminal probe launched into water-poisoning
Family of contestant who died plan to file wrongful death suit, lawyers say

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As participants in KDND-FM’s water-drinking contest chugged bottle after bottle, a listener called in to warn the disc jockeys that the stunt was dangerous — and could be fatal.

“Yeah, we’re aware of that,” one of them responded.

Another DJ said with a laugh: “Yeah, they signed releases, so we’re not responsible. We’re OK.”

Those comments, and others made during the Jan. 12 “Morning Rave” radio show, appeared to give little regard to the risk of water intoxication — until a woman died just hours after imbibing nearly two gallons in the contest.

On Wednesday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department launched a criminal investigation into the incident, and attorneys for the family of Jennifer Lea Strange said they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the radio station.

The county coroner said preliminary autopsy findings indicate Strange, a 28-year-old mother of three, died of water intoxication.

DJs allegedly joked about dangers
Authorities decided to pursue the investigation after listening to a tape of the show, obtained by The Sacramento Bee, during which DJs joked about the possible dangers of consuming too much water, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran said. At one point, the DJs even alluded to a college student who died during a similar stunt in 2005.

Strange was one of about 18 contestants who tried to win a Nintendo Wii gaming console by determining how much water they could drink without going to the bathroom. The show’s DJs called the contest “Hold your Wee for a Wii.”

Several hours into the contest, Strange was interviewed on the air and complained that her head hurt.

“They keep telling me that it’s the water. That it will tell my head to hurt and then it will make me puke,” she said.

Eventually, Strange gave in and accepted the second-place prize: tickets to a Justin Timberlake concert. She commented that she looked pregnant, and a female DJ agreed.

“Oh, my gosh, look at that belly. That’s full of water. ... Come on over, Jennifer, you OK?” a male DJ asked. “You going to pass out right now? Too much water?”

Several hours later, Strange was found dead in her home.

I know some promo people at the station that got royally thrown under the bus on that one. One guy just deleivered the winner sheet and he got blown out. The whole thing, most of all the death, was tragic.

wilas101
07-08-2008, 03:56 PM
You might have something there....:hmmm:



It could be funny as hell if you were careful about the screening process of the contestants to ensure they were quick thinkers and honestly had a streak of prick in them that would allow them to be as mean as possible.

Take the resident whipping boy and throw him to the wolves in front of a crowd.


If you were to actually use the idea just make sure you let us know how it goes over or if the station broadcasts on the internet so we could listen. :)

Carlota69
07-10-2008, 02:01 PM
OK, I got one--

A Hot as Balls Weekend!!!!

Listeners win tickets to the local baseball game, a family pack of hot dogs (Nathans or whatever) and a fresh clean baseball, just in case you catch foul balls at the game (which is easy to do in this heat).

I came up with this and now it looks like we are gonig to do it maybe this weekend or next. Looking for a Grand Prize at the moment--maybe a trip to LA to escape to Vegas heat and tix to the Dodgers? something like that....

SLAG
07-10-2008, 02:08 PM
The royals would be cheaper

gblowfish
07-10-2008, 04:05 PM
I like WKRP's Thankgiving Turkey promotions!
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1499909/5115198

markk
07-10-2008, 04:07 PM
one time this radio station was giving away a wii, and they made people drink water but they couldn't "wee" or they were out. and then one of them died. but she still didn't win. that's all i have to say about that.