September 5th, 2002

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radio call-in contest

I won another radio call-in contest.

After the race on Sunday, we went from Darlington to Charlotte to visit some friends. It was late since the race was rain-delayed and we were on the road until about one o'clock, maybe one-thirty in the morning. I was listening to the radio and the announcer said to be the twenty-first caller to play one of those radio games.

Since I was driving, I asked my wife to dial the phone so I could play. She dialed and dialed and dialed and finally got it ringing. She handed me the phone and the announcer told me I was the twenty-first caller. So we played a game of he tells me something and I have 10 seconds to name 5 things that go with the something he told me. OK, I say, I'm ready.

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So he put me on hold and the producer came on in a little bit to get my particulars to send me the prize -- a CD of some country singer, Daryl Whorley (spelling?) perhaps? I'm also entered in a prize drawing for concert tickets for that singer. Anyway, it was fun.

I've been pretty lucky over my lifetime winning stuff from radio call-in contests. Let's see if I can remember them:
  • Whitesnake concert tickets (Q107, Washington, D.C.)
  • Huey Lewis and the News concert tickets (Q107, Washington, D.C.)
  • a t-shirt (Q107, Washington, D.C.)
  • Tiffany concert tickets -- front row seats and back stage passes! (Hey, I was a kid....) (Q107)
  • boxing tickets (WPTF 680 AM, Raleigh)
  • boxer shorts (some AM station in Greensboro that now plays all Spanish music all the time)
  • http://www.drmellow.com/ domain name registration (the same AM station in Greensboro)
  • this CD (94.5? -- some radio station near the North Carolina/South Carolina border)
And my mom won us a trip to Disney World off a radio call-in contest when I was 16, too. That was from Q107 in Washington, D.C.
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