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Corey Deitz

When Good Radio Contests Go Bad

By April 17, 2008

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You generally assume your local radio station is on being honest and trustworthy when running contests. After all, it's sort of the law. But, there's been a problem in Seattle. According to seattlepi.com: "A former Fisher Communications employee rigged a KVI-AM promotion so her friends would win $1,000 prizes with her taking part of the winnings...The suspected employee, in her mid-20s, had her friends register as listeners and then told them when to listen..."

Involved at this point are the local police and the Federal Communications Commission. The former employee is now working at a coffee stand (true) but that's not the reason there still "grounds" for an arrest.

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* Man Worked Out 'Formula' to Win Radio Contests

Related: Radio Pranks, Stunts, and Hoaxes From 2007

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