Quickie 1 - Grover In EW: And we don't mean a certain pro wrestling fan site which Your Tri-State Media Watcher is a member of.
No, we're talking about the publication known as Entertainment Weekly.
John Kiesewetter has this word (parentheticals mine):
He’s quoted in a story headlined “Mariah’s Mysterious Album Delays” on Page 15. It’s about the delay of her 12th album, “Memories of an Imperfect Angel,” pushed back from Aug. 25 to Sept. 29, and postponing her appearances on the “Today” show and at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
EW notes that her “Obsessed” single only reached No. 11 on Billboard’s Top 100. But she has another single coming out soon, a remake of Foreigner’s 1984 “I Want To Know What Love Is.”
The story ends with this: “You’re judged on your latest single,” says Grover Collins, assistant program director at Cincinnati’s Q102 pop radio station. “All you need is one song.”
How cool is that? I have not had all that much experience with being quoted...much less by a national publication like EW.
A side note: Yours truly was actually quoted in a caption under a photo of himself at the Florence Skate Park a couple years ago. And Tri-State Media Watch had our reports cited by Media Bridges a couple months after we broke the story about WVQC-FM 95.7/Cincinnati...
Quickie 2 - WVQC Launch Update: And we certainly didn't see this segue coming, but we need to get the word out.
As yet, WVQC-FM isn't something we can hear with any regularity yet. Last time we checked, 95.7 was occupied by static and the sounds of other stations filtering in even downtown.
But they're getting ready for a huge launch event on Saturday.
Quoting an email we received:
Join us for Free Wave Riot as we celebrate Media Bridges' 20th Anniversary and raise funds for the launch of WVQC on Saturday, September 5 at the Know Theatre from 8pm to midnight.
Free Wave Riot will feature performances by some of Cincinnati's favorite bands: IsWhat?, J. Dorsey Blues Revival, Culture Queer, Fourth Letter Gang, the Tigerlillies, Losanti and more. In addition to the music, dancing, spoken word performances and video installations, we will have the best raffle in town. Here's a preview of the hot items up for grabs:
A full year membership to the Contemporary Arts Center
Tickets to the Contemporary Dance Theatre
Enjoy the Arts membership
Gift certificates to Coffee Emporium, Total Juice, Enzo's, Chez Nora and more
Media Bridges and WVQC gear
Tickets are $9.57 and are available at the door and online. It's a sliding scale, so if you don't have that much we'll take as much as you can donate at the door.
Yours truly will attend the event and will have a full recap either Sunday or next Tuesday. (Next Monday is Labor Day, so, like most of the media biz and the rest of America, we're going to take that day off.)
We're hoping they raise the cash needed to get things off the ground. Our hope is that they've got something up...we may be headed for downtown later today, so we'll check...