NOW LET’S GO TAKE A FINAL.
I’M SHOCKED AND IN HORROR.
The person who got through did not win. I will keep these ones out of the bank until I win. Mark my words. Mark my money-hungry words.
In high school I used to win prizes on my local radio station all the time. My winnings included free tickets to the HORDE festival (when Beck was on his Odelay tour!), Pinketon by Weezer, and tickets to Welcome to the Dollhouse. One of these prizes resulted from my really good Ad-Rock impression. (I also used to be able to do a fair Fred Schneider from the B-52s, too.)
I also had straight As and never had a date. Neither of this is surprising, right?
Anyways, there is a secret to getting through - you really have to overanticipate the announcement for the contest. For example. You’re listening to a song ending? Perhaps it’s “Bad Romance” and Lady Gaga’s on the last ra ra ah-ah-ah-Roma-Ro-ma-ma and it’s all handclaps? That’s the moment you try a call and get in on the line and then when they announce it, you’re already getting through and you can redial and redial until you get in. Does that make sense? I can’t imagine radio stations have changed up their technology so much since the internet killed their reason for existence.