Why You Shouldn’t Bet Against a Radio DJ
I got an e-mail this morning that made my day.
Jay is working at Naval Weapons Station Earle and sent this:
My coworker Mike and others at my job listen to your show/station every afternoon. I don’t care for your show/station. Too much Top 40 stuff. I like real rock music which you can’t play. I complain everyday but have no control over the radio dial. I complained again this morning. One of the bands I mentioned, Mike swears you play. I hear your show/station enough to know you never play this band. Our argument has led to a big bet thought up and egged on by our coworkers. I have been dared to take this bet and send the request. I say GAME ON! Prepare to be stumped. Here is the bet.
I’m requesting you to play a Linkin Park song today during your show. An entire song by them.
Here are the terms of the bet. If you don’t play an entire LP song today, Mike will have to do the following: 1. Dress in drag to our work’s Halloween Party. 2. I get to pick the outfit he will have to wear. 3. Mike spends the entire party dressed in drag. 4. Best of all, I get full control over the radio at work for one year.
If you actually do pay an entire LP song I agree to the following as thought up by my coworkers: 1. I will dress in drag to any event of your station. You pick it. 2. I will buy and wear any outfit that you pick. 3. I will spend the entire event you pick dressed in drag. 4. You can take pics and video of me and post it on any sites.
AND, the loser has to get their legs waxed prior to going in drag!
I’m sending this to Mike as well so he knows I took their bet and sent the request. You can go ahead and tell him that he loses. I have stumped the Top 40 DJ!
Well, Jay, your first mistake was making a bet with a DJ. (The second was calling me a ‘no talent young female’ — your coworkers ratted you out.)
Though I’ve previously stated that I don’t get to pick the music I play, I sure would have a found a way to play it anyway just to make you lose this bet.
The reason for this is two-fold: 1) I love to publicly embarrass people and 2) there is NO WAY I’d let you win a bet where the winner gets to turn us off for a year. (How do you think I get paid, Jay?)
I’d like to address another thing. Technically, we are NOT a Top 40, also known as a Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) station. We are a Hot Adult Contemporary (AC) station, but that’s just radiospeak.
We do, in fact, play rock music.
Linkin Park is in our regular rotation, specifically the song, ‘In The End’ and the newly added, ‘Burn It Down,’ which, unfortunately for dear Jay, I played today (and will probably play tomorrow, too.)
(We also play Finger Eleven, fun., Coldplay, The Black Crowes, Green Day, Neon Trees, Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Lit…and let’s not forget the Flashback Cafe where I play The Spin Doctors, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Blues Traveler, Counting Crows, Collective Soul…shall I go on?)
Jay was even kind enough to provide a signed copy of said bet.
And so, Jay, I’m sorry, but in the words of one of my favorite characters, ‘YOU LOSE. GOOD DAY, SIR!’
That being said, I’m leaving it up to the rest of you to decide Jay’s fate.
I’ve decided at the very least he should have to walk with or donate to the POINT to the future team in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. After that, our next big event is Pointsettia Bash…maybe he should ALSO have to go through all of Pointsettia Bash in costume?
I’m also thinking that since I drive by Earle everyday on my way to and from work, Jay should have to stand outside with coffee for me one day.
So what say you, Point listeners?
What should the rest of Jay’s punishment be?