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Recent Radio Stunts Include Swimming in Green Jell-O and False Labor

By March 18, 2007

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Not Quite a Pot of Gold, More Like a Vat of Goo
On St. Patrick's Day, participants - including one dressed like Wonder Woman - vied for concert tickets by jumping into a 400-gallon pool of green Jell-O, thanks to a local radio station in Salt Lake City. More from cbs4.com including video.

"The Wolf" Brings Howls from Local News Media
In San Jose, a new country station, 95.7 The Wolf, angered local news outlets. According to blogs.mercurynews.com: "During itís 'stunt' days, the time when it played weird noises and sound loops during the transfer from rocker MAX FM to country, it gave out numbers 'for more information.'" Apparently, the numbers were for local TV and newspaper newsrooms.

Boston Hoaxer Fools Radio Show, Gets Arrested
From fmqb.com: "A woman who made a hoax phone call to KISS 108/Bostonís morning show claiming to be in labor has been arrested...[after]...her call prompted an all-out search by Weymouth police who spent hours looking for her, but turned up nothing..." The woman initially called the "Matty in the Morning Show" at KISS 108 and perpetrated the hoax.

More:
*Radio Pranks, Stunts, and Hoaxes From 2006
*Radio Hoaxes: A Chronology of Some Classic Radio Hoaxes

What Happened On This Day in Radio History: March 18

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