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1,250 US Radio Stations Played That's All Right
BBC Ceefax Page 500 mentioned that that 1,250 radio stations played "That's All Right" July fifth.
To Carol K in the Cleveland Area: I am glad that you were able to hear your radio station be part of the "Global Moment In Time" even if the time zones were messed up.
Being in New England, when noon came and went without a mention of the song, the time zone difference was my first guess. BUT nooooooo! No song, no mention at all through 1:30 Eastern Time. And so I contacted the program director at WODS because his station was on the "Official List" to be a part of this event. He was kind enough to reply ' I wish that I had known about it but the fan club did not contact me.'
Which brings me to MY questions: WHO was the source to get stations to be a part of this? WHO created the list that was all over the internet showing the stations that would be involved? When I saw the Boston station on the list, I did not contact them. I thought we were covered. If it had not been there...I would have notified WODS myself.
All of the Elvis fans in the Philadelphia,Pennsylvania area feel very lucky. We are treated every week to the longest running Tribute To Elvis on the Radio (26 Years) it belongs to Rockin' Ron Cade and is called "Elvis & Friends" heard on WOGL, Philadelphia. Not only were we treated to "That's All Right" at 12 noon on July 5th on WOGL, but the day before on Rockin' Ron's weekly "Elvis & Friends" broadcast on WOGL he talked with Scotty Moore and played alot of those great Elvis Sun Recordings. Thanks Elvis for the Music and the memories and thank you Rockin' Ron Cade.
Fans in the Eastern Time Zone! Here's what happened! They played "That's all Right" at 1 pm ET, noon Central (and Memphs) TIME! I waited and waited, too, and luckily left the radio on (105.7 FM - Cleveland) and all of a sudden, I HEARD IT...and ran to tape it. SO, all that time, the advertising for the Golden Moment was WRONG! Wonder who was responsible for the SNAFU?? I even wrote a letter to the editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper on 7/7 to tell them and it WAS published. Maybe we'll find out who GOOFED! I am sure lots of fans were so VERY disappointed, as I almost was!! Carol in OHIO
My oldies station in Rochester, NY was supposed to participate in the "global moment". I waited to hear them play "That's Alright Mama" and they never did!!!! I was so disappointed because I could have listened to it on the Elvis Sirrius radio station. But I thought I'd support my local radio station. Never again!!
I see on the billboard DVD sales chart the Aloha and 68 Special are #3 and 4 respectively. Imagine if BMG actually promoted the DVDs! This is no different than the lackluster and unimaginative promotion that RCA displayed with Elvis in the 70's; they will always make some money whether they promote his products heavily or not. Although I think the Aloha dvd is excellent as far as sound and picture quality, with both complete shows and a newly re-edited version, I was disappoimted by the inferior picture quality and quantity of the booklet; I've seen bootleg versions with better photos. Japan used to issue beautiful quality photo booklets with the lyrics to the songs on laminated albums back in the 70's, so there is no excuse for BMG's low quality booklet. It appears the person who created the attractive glossy outer cover was not the same person who designed the inside.
Changing the subject slightly, I think it really sad that there are so many people on Ebay buying cheap imported copies of Aloha and 68 Special. That tells me, they have no idea about these releases. Obviously I have no idea what country they are from but it seems to me they have received zero promotion.
I have to agree with king77,I'm from mass also and wods is becoming more and more a 70's station it seams.Theonly time it's worth listeningto is for the elvis only show.I don't understand why bmg and graceland don't really do any promotion.Think of how many sales of the single or the dvds they would have if they actually told people about it.I thought with the dvd's they would at least have a tv commercial. but there was nothing.Infact most people I know who like elvis had no idea they were even coming out.I bought mine at the local wal-mart and there was no display and there was only at the time one copy of aloha on the shelves,I had to go back later for the 68 and there was only two of them and no aloha when i went back.IT's really to bad, I guess it's up to us fans to let everyone know whats goingon.
Hey Guy's, I don't know. I called the three oldie stations in N.Y and asked them to participate, and they did. Only one of these stations knew about it via E-mail from the P.R firm. Elvis is no longer here, so as fans we have to advocate for him once and a while. Let's get busy, so the future generation can enjoy the king...
What's up with WODS FM Boston. Like Tony from Ma. Said. They didn't play the song. There was no mention of it. They were playing a countdown of there top songs of the 60's and 70's.They don't play the 50's.They used to. I guess that decade is too far back for them. Jay Gordan does have the Elvis Only hour show at 8 AM on Sunday morning. Maybe they never intended to play it. I wish that I had known. Maybe I would have had time to find a station that did. My loss.I wish that I heard it. But I tried. Bad info.
I could not agree with you more. Not one station in my part of the country would play it. It is such a shame. I had to go to satelite radio to hear it.
WODS in Boston Oldies 103.3 - the home station of Jay Gordon and the Elvis Only show. Did NOT play "That's Alright" even though they were listed in the stations that were supposed to play the song at noon on July 5th. So I wonder how acurate this list really was. It's a shame that
so much effort goes into the idea's and concepts and not enough people take the time to really get invloved.Much like the new DVD sets "Aloha and 68" Great items and nothing really for promotion. The store that I bought my copies from had them in the back room in a box and the manager had to go find them.
I see it this way - to me and to you "The True Elvis Fan" this is an earth shaking time for us. So much coming out at once and such a great celebration of Elvis Presley.
But to The average person, Elvis means nothing....You either "get it" or you "don't get it"...
If you "get it" you are blessed with the wonderful experience of having Elvis in your life.. If you don't "get it" you have truly missed out on something that cannot be explained...why can't it be explained? because you just don't get it! Tony - Massachusetts
Couldn't happen to a better bunch of guys Elvis, Scotty, Bill and Sam! Congratulations guys...you rocked the world!
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