Saturday, July 21, 2007

When Satire Becomes Reality...

Jim Bartlett - who writes the awesome Top 40/Classic Rock blog The Hits Just Keep On Comin' - and also does weekends on classic rock WHLK/Madison - recently pointed to a 2002 story in the national parody newspaper "The Onion".

See anything familiar here?

"....the radio stations acquire copies of RIAA artists' CDs and then broadcast them using a special transmitter, making it possible for anyone with a compatible radio-wave receiver to listen to the songs."

"....these radio stations often play the best, catchiest song off the album over and over until people get sick of it. Where is the incentive for people to go out and buy the album?"

Read the full 2002 Onion "story" here.

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