Thursday, May 14, 2015

Well, The Results Are In...

I don't seem to have won the contest this week. (See earlier post).
I appreciate all the votes.
I'm not sure I agree with the decision of the three that were played, but one of them was pretty good.
I thought the direction should be more of enticement instead of incitement (clever, eh?) and their ads appeared to be more essay than ad.

So, I did appear on the show, and I'm pleased with the way I came across on air, I got Bill to laugh and I got an applause track. You can hear it here, by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

Now, I've mentioned this whole thing to some friends and to provide them easy links to the progression of radio appearances and content, I am providing the following links:

Appearance on Bennett Show asking him to vote for my first ad featuring my granddaughter Keira.
I edited some political talk out.

Last year an ad won its creator a trip for four to see Bob Seeger , meals and transportation included.
Later, a young black lady created a great ad, and Bill suggested tickets to see Luther Vandross.
Luther left this planet some time ago, and Bill got ribbed for it.
So the guys tweaked Bill and suggested I get tickets to see Frank Sinatra.
The Your Voice Your Ad guys talking about my earlier ad and playing it.
For them playing it on air, I won a coffee mug.

On a later show, Bill asked if anyone knew how to pronounce the name of the governor of Ohio, John Kasich.
A good guy, Mike from Ann Arbor, formerly of Croatia, told Bill it was pronounced KasITCH.
John Kasich later informed Bill it was pronounced KasICK.
Then Bill asked on air if anyone knew how to pronounce the name of the Turkish Foreign Minister.
I called in.
And I impersonated a Turk. 

For my effort, I received a signed copy of Bill's book, The Book of Man, about being a man, which I was going to buy for my grandson Devon. Now, I'll give him this copy.

To thank Bill, I called into the show this morning and I think it went well.

Of course, there is the ad I created, asking you to vote for it,
I'm Your Neighbor which I told him I was not going to ask him to vote for.

I know this post seems self indulgent, but it's something I'm really happy about, and it gives me a single place to send my friends to, who are interested.

So that's it. Thanks for listening, reading and commenting.


  1. I listened to those spots in their entirety again (because they are that good) and I am wondering about something. I am a regular reader of your blog, therefore I assume Scherie wrote the copy for those ad spots. Why have you not credited her?

    All kidding aside, you hit that "neighbor" ad out of the park.And I really enjoy that "Morning in Ypsi" radio show you host with that Bennett fella.

    1. Scherie called Bill once when the subject was father's passing their skills to their sons.
      I was unaware of it until late that night when we were returning from church and I asked if I she would mind if I listened to the rest of the recorded show for that day while we drove.
      We got in the garage when I heard her voice come on the radio.
      The link is here.
      It's pretty funny.

    2. That is a great story! I can't believe she just let you stumble on it without telling you to listen. That had to be a gas!

  2. always vote for u! great effort in any get our vote. Have a terrific weekend my friend! :-)