Every radio station has a great April Fool prank story. (click to hear a great one (mp3) from Chris Reiser)
One of my all time favorites (click for a montage mp3) was performed a few years ago by Nanaimo's 102.3 FM The WAVE and was the result of considerable planning, even involving advance conspiracy by city officials. And, as with any great radio bit, it also involved a replay and reaction element for the "day after" (click to hear that mp3)
Another tradition: Broadcast attorney
...have fun, but think through your April Fools
gags carefully. Don't do anything that could make you look like a fool
after the April 1 has come and gone.
Last year: "While a little fun is OK, remember that the FCC does have a rule against
on-air hoaxes - and, of any day in the year, April 1 is the day that
the broadcaster is most at risk."
I'm sure that another one is coming any day now. Don't make it be about you.
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