A little fun - TOP TEN WWV Promotional Ideas

Bob Bruhns bbruhns at erols.com
Tue Jun 7 13:46:18 CDT 2005

And now, it's time for ....
The Oldradio.com TOP TEN WWV Promotional Ideas!!!

(by Gary Liebisch)

Recently, Clear Channel put in a bid to lease WWV. Here is what some Harris
engineer came up with in response to an NIST request for ways to make WWV
more popular...

According to reports, NIST is surveying listeners/users of WWV to see how
they can improve the service. Here are my own TOP 10 suggestions for
"hyping" WWV.

10. Buy the rights to "bee-doop" from the old Mutual network.

9. New Station ID "WWV, fort collins-DENVER!"

8. New Slogan "Give us 22 minutes--we'll give YOU 22 minutes!"

7. Hire "Perfect Paul" away from NWS to do side-splitting morning show.

6. Have music director expand playlist to include "Theme from 60 Minutes".

5. Do station promo poking fun at Canadians on CHU.

4. Drive time slogan "Propagation and Solar Weather Together on the 15's".

3. LIVE Solar Flare Remote from surface of the Sun!

2. Hire low paid female sidekick for announcer who laughs hysterically every
time he gives the time.

.... And the #1 Promotional Idea for WWV:

1. "9th Caller wins an Atomic Clock!"


Kudos to Gary Liebisch from Harris Corp.
gliebisch at cinci.rr.com <mailto:gliebisch at cinci.rr.com>

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