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Tired of gabby DJs? Tired of listening for hours, waiting for your request? Wish you could take control of your favorite radio station?
Now you can! BUNGCO has fired the DJs and replaced them with our new Robot Radio Jukebox. Robot radio is not new, but now the robot takes its commands from
you! Simply login to our website and place your request, along with the preferred time and date you want to hear it. You can type in a short dedication, to be read over the air by the synthetic voice you select. No cussing please! You can view the entire 24 hour playlist for the week, including the exact time your request will be played - as well as the requests of your friends! There may be a small fee for multiple requests. While on our site, feel free to shop for fine BUNGCO products or hear samples from our featured artists.
No more random lame songs in the mix and no more DJ blah blah! No DJ means less ads to pay DJ salaries. Preprogram the music for your drive to work - or your date! Share your favorite songs with your friends all over town! The Robot Radio Jukebox Revolution is here!
Thus spake bung. [waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]
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||Interesting idea. But "No more random lame songs" - how can you guarantee that when people are making requests? Also, from what I've heard, DJ salaries are not exactly a big expense in the first place. And I thought the MP3 kiddies were already sharing their playlists? Most importantly, a bunch of Internet radio stations play requests, are you sure none of them have automated it already?
||No guarantees as regards lame. Random and lame is out, though. Or lame and well funded by record companies.
||As regards automated requests - I don't know!
||Nothing really to stop the record companies paying kids to request their lame new releases.
||That Robot Radio [waugs] linked is in the same genus - especially the avatar-read dedications. But most cars / workplaces dont have internet radio, and there is no mention of music. Plain radios are ubiquitous, as are cellphones. To really get this to work, a cellphone request interface would need to be devised.