Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ring Tones as the Latest Late Night College Radio Hit?

It's always fun to find references to college radio in odd places. Today's New York Times has an article about mobile phone allowances and its lead paragraph uses college radio as part of the punchline. In "Phone Smart: How to Give Your Child an Allowance, The Mobile Way," Bob Tedeschi writes:

"Nowhere is it written in stone that all teenagers must at some point run up their parents’ cellphone bills with 3,000 peak minutes, 5,000 text messages and enough new ring tones to fill the overnight slot on a college radio station."

Now that's some graveyard shift lore that I was not privy to. I can't say I've ever heard a ring tone-filled show, but I suppose the gauntlet has now been thrown down.

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