Promoting the Palooza

I’ve had a blast promoting this Saturday’s Turkey Palooza, acting like the self-proclaimed spokesperson of the event.

I was totally geeked to be in a radio station. Don’t laugh at my cheat sheet for the interview. There’s a heckuva lot going on at the Turkey Palooza.

I started my week doing a live radio show with one of the event’s media sponsors — WKSX (92.7 FM out of Johnston, S.C.). It was just a 5-minute deal but I guess it served its purpose. I know of at least one person who heard the broadcast. But, you know, if I touched the life of at least one person…

The cool part of being in the radio station was I got to see all the DJ equipment and stuff, including programming software that’s like iTunes on steroids. I was in heaven.

All week I’ve posted on my blog and Facebook, prepping everyone for Palooza fun. It’s been cool working with my friend and NWTF web content editor Melanie Swearingen on giveaways and promotions. We’ve finagled dozens of prizes from Bloodline’s Alex Rutledge to our local Pizza Hut and everywhere in between, and we’re giving them away to Turkey Palooza patrons and online. Yep, even if you live 1,000 miles away you can still win. I explained all that in my last blog post, so scroll down and give it a look-see.

President Obama obviously didn’t realize there’s a Turkey Palooza going on this weekend. He just had to boot me off my live TV debut with some healthcare announcement. Whatevs!

And this morning I wore my NWTF logo shirt and even rolled my hair to appear on the Channel 6 newscast at noon. WJBF is another media sponsor of the Turkey Palooza. Well, the live show was pre-empted by President Obama talking about healthcare and all, so I got the boot. Apparently, he wasn’t aware of the big event this Saturday.

No worries, NWTF PR Director Brent Lawrence is taking my place on the show tomorrow, so tune in at noon if you can.

Melanie and I, in turn, got a tour of the TV station (my first time in one since a sixth-grade field trip) and snuck to P.F. Chang’s for lunch. All was not lost.

But I’ll be back on my Palooza promotion gig on Saturday, doing live remote broadcasts with WKSX and posting stuff to my Facebook page. If you haven’t friended me yet, go ahead and come over to the dark side. There could be prizes waiting for you.

I just found out I was volunteered to be in the dunking booth on Saturday as well. Ah, the glamorous life of a spokesperson…

One of the fun promo pieces Melanie put together for my live remotes with WKSX

 

One thought on “Promoting the Palooza

  1. If it is as hot there as it has been here lately, that dunking booth will be welcome, heck I’d bet you have people standin’ in line to get dunk. We have had temps in the triple digits with heat indexs close to 110 and up.