Listeners can call in to a local radio station and leave messages on a recording that might get played on the air. About two years ago, I got into the spirit and left a bunch of funny messages, whenever inspiration struck. The station wasn’t exactly high-brow and had no actual DJs but instead a snarky voiceover character like TMZ.
Comments could be anything at all, and many were sort of directed at the fictitious DJ/voiceover guy. A lot of the listeners’ comments that got played, though, were just stupid, not even stupid-funny. To this day, they repeatedly play a comment of a redneck-y guy saying, as if it’s a great witticism, “You all suck.” Another Shakespearean gem from a listener that gets regular play: “I don’t know what the heck your problem is in there, you jerks. I’m gonna stop listening to you, a’right, I’m signing off.” Well, that sure warrants getting played at least once per day. [Insert eye roll.]
Probably 8 or so of my comments got played, that I happened to hear anyway. Since it’s been awhile, mostly I don’t remember what I said but I do remember this one:
“Look, are you gonna come get this goat or what?”
I haven’t heard any of my old comments played in a long time (even though I don’t remember them all, I recognize my voice & style when I did hear them). Writing this post put me in the mood to leave a message again today:
“You’ve been very, very bad this year, and I’m afraid Santa is going to have to bring you the sing-along soundtrack to Frozen.”Advertisements