It’s been a long weekend for your friendly neighborhood Geek. Unlike most folks, my life becomes exponentially busier on weekends. I actually look forward to Mondays. Monday is my day to sleep in. Monday is my day to organize all the work I did over the weekend. Monday is also the day that I could look forward to a solid 3 hours of fun. That didn’t happen this time. It hit me all over again. Corporate America has again taken something that I took real joy in listening to. Sure, I’m listening to the best of on Rick Emerson, but I want more. I want my boys back! (Girl too, but she got a “real” job, so I can’t fault her).
I’ve stated proudly and many times over that Geeks are a passionate lot. That they rarely roll over and go queitly when the man takes something away from them. It was Geeks that saved Star Trek with a letter writing campaign when the concept hadn’t even been invented. Thinking of that made me realize that I have to do more then simply sit here and lament that fact that Entercom has taken away my entertainment. That Entercom has taken my choice away from me. Sitting here and writing about how much corporate America licks Borg sac isn’t enough. I need to do what needs to be done.
Turning death into a fighting chance to live.
It took a lot of energy to fight my initial thought of simply going all Bandit, Reynolds style, at the powers that be. How do you get a message across and not get yourself tossed in jail?
Director and artist extrodinare Joni DeRouchie and myself came up with a simple concept that gets the point across perfectly.
I have lost count at the amount of emails and phone call I’ve received asking what can be done. Asking how the fans can get their morning fix of Rick! (And their night shot of Clyde)
That’s when the idea hit…
Dropping the idea of busted radios and smelly cans of rotting tuna… I, your friendly neighborhood Geek and the lovely Joni ask that if you REALLY want to phyiscally display your anger and dismay to Entercom follow these simple steps.
1 – Take any coffee mug. (I know there are some new unused KISN FM97.1 mugs lying about).
2 – Place a note within said mug saying anything you want… But, try to be civil and make sure you say… “I need my fix. I need Rick Emerson, Tim Riley, and Clyde Lewis back on the air”.
3 – Place both note and mug in a box and mail it down to the following:
ATTN: Jack Hutchison
0700 SW Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239
For all you visual fans (like me)…Google Maps
Better yet… Only those out of town listeners mail it. Us Portlanders can march on down to Entercom Portland. Hand them mugs over! We march for damn near everything else…Wouldn’t it be nice to make a friggen difference for once!?
Coffee Cup Crusade!
Fight the Man. Fight Entercom. Bring our boys back!
If this doesn’t work… Well… I know where to get me some monkeys!
I’ve had some people send me more information about venting your concern about how Entercom is treating both its listeners and sponsers. With that in mind, I’ve added sales and/or corporate contact information for some of Entercom Portland’s larger advertisers. I’m sure some of these companies would be concerned if customers stopped using their products and/or service due to management choice. As always, keep all contact civil and polite.
Les Schwab Tire Centers: 541-447-4136
PGE Park Comment Line: 503-553-5410
Timberline Dodge: 503-234-0771
Car Toys Corporate: 206-443-0980
Rasmussen BMW: 503-226-0380
Wentworth Chevrolet: 866-306-4964
Dick Hannah Automall: 360-256-5000 or 503-252-4868
I also offer myself as the official mug / email counter. That being said, please drop me a line and let me know how many mugs and/or emails you’ve sent to Entercom and/or their sponsers. You can reach me here:
The bastards have knocked us down…Don’t let them keep us there!
The amount of emails I’ve received from folks saying they are sending in mugs and letters has been simply amazing! (Not to mention the emails being sent to Entercom and their sponsers) A huge shout out to my fellow Portlanders. You people know how to rally. Not a prime demographic my arse! Also great to see so many fans from around the country getting behind the shows and standing up against brainless corporations…
Sorry, doing my best to not turn into a Star Wars quoting Ralph Nader…Heh… Darth Nader… Sorry.