April Fools Day Stunt Roundup
While the days of the fake format change for the day are mostly behind us, radio still comes out swinging regularly with pranks every April 1.
We’re still calling Kars4Kids switch to Kids4Kars as the best move of the day with their commercials airing on multiple stations across the country.
Greater Media Classic Hits 105.7 WROR Boston is airing all their non-music elements in Spanish branded as “Samba 105.7“. The station cited the Spanish elements this morning as part of USWTF Regulations for necessary SAP guidelines for radio.
In Montreal, Bell Media’s two English language stations traded frequencies for the 7:00am hour. CHR “Virgin Radio 96” aired on 97.7 CHOM with CHOM’s Rock format on 95.9 CJFM. Virgin shared some of the responses here.
Down in Norfolk, VARTV.com shares that Max Media’s four FM’s are swapping air personalities for the day. Hosts from Classic Hits “92.9 The Wave” WVBW, Sports “ESPN Radio 94.1” WVSP, Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH, and CHR “Hot 100.5” WVHT are all airing on different stations within their cluster all day.
Premiere Radio Network’s 24/7 Comedy has gone Red for the day. Featuring comedy bits from the Cold War era, Russian ex-patriots like Yakov Smirnoff, and American comedians of Russian heritage like Eugene Mirman and Daniel Kinno, the network is satirizing recent events in the Crimea by being annexed by the Soviets for the day.
Know of any April Fools stunts that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below.