Friday, November 02, 2007

Have you ever won anything from a radio station?

Through the years, I have won many prizes from radio stations. Most of the time they were "Be the 10th caller" type. I've won record albums, CD's, a pizza, several t-shirts, dinners for two, books, etc.

The first prize I ever won was a "Gumball Rally" t-shirt. That was from WMMS. The best prize I ever won was a ticket to Promise Keepers and dinner for two. That was from WCRF. I also won 4 tickets to a performance of "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" That one was a guessing game. The game, on 95.5-The Fish, WFHM, was called "Guess the famous Clevelander." I guessed with the first clue-My name is Hector and I can cook up a storm. The answer was Chef Boyardee and before that I had no idea that he was from C-town.

I have also won from 1220/WGAR, WNCX, and 3WE. Curiously enough, I never won anything from WIXY/1260.

So...Have you ever won anything from the radio?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

While leaving for our honeymoon, the WKDD van was at a gas station we stopped at. I answered a musical triva question (don't remember it tho) and won an album. Wasn't a popular album, but I was thrilled!!

B.

74WIXYgrad said...

I was on the east side and saw the 93.1/WZAK van in a vacant gas station parking lot. They were giving out cigarettes. Since I was a part time smoker then, I got me a pack. Betcha that don't happen nowadays.

Tim Lones said...

I won a half-gallon of Ruggles Ice Cream from I think WHK-FM 98.1 (Might have still been WTOF then)

Tim Lones

Frasypoo said...

I have the worst luck of any human being and so does my husband !

Pat Jenkins said...

good stuff wixy. free tickets to see Miracle. that's all i got!!!!

david5258 said...

i won a jimmy swaggart lp from roger manning on wtof98.1 back in the early 70s--roger wad pd for mortenson's other 6 stations as well as pm drive on wtof--david5258

bizdecision said...

WIXY...I remember when I was about 10, I was along with my parents at some furniture store they liked shopping at when Skip Hornyak of WHBC was doing a remote. As a youngster, grew up listening to Skip. Great personality. Sounded like a friendly, folksy grandfather on the air. Anyway, he said that the first person who came to him and said some special word, he would give away this new book about the magic of vitamins or something. I was too buzzed about seeing a live radio remote that I didn't care about the book. I was thrilled to meet Skip.

If anyone reading this knows what Skip is up to these days, please respond. I thought he retired from radio awhile back.

Transplants, Facts, Thoughts and Opinions said...

Biz -

Skip retired from WHBC in 1999 and is still living in the Canton/Massillon area, I believe.

yekimi said...

I won an ELVIS IN HAWAII album from WHLO back in the early 70's and I still have it!

74WIXYgrad said...

Yekimi,

Thanks for finding me here and I appreciate the comment.