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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Well. I’ve been brutally rebuffed.

Michael Irvin could not do his two hours of radio interviews this morning because was too busy this morning filming a TV commercial (or buying a suit…I wasn’t clear on which), which his publicist made quite clear was more time sensitive than the commitment he gave us. But hey, I’m in radio, so I’m used to people thinking that my medium is less-than-worthy. Besides, it’s not like Pros V. Joes II – Emmy shoe-in, I’m sure – is going to need any help with extra radio promotion, right? I mean, how would that have any affect on the outcome of a show? Irvin is clearly unaware of what happened to the last person who bailed on me.

But alas, I wish Spike TV no ill will. I cannot say the same for the show.

Also note: The TV commercial being filmed was not for the NFL or for ESPN or anything of the like. When we got Irvin on for the one (one!) station he spoke with, he said that he was filming a commercial for his church. Now, I have NO problem with involvement in the church community – I’m an active member myself – but I find it hard to believe that the church production company is under such a tight schedule that it couldn’t push the shoot back, say, two hours.


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1 comment:

MWCB said...

This drives me CRAZY about radio. I'll be listening to, say, Jim Rome (what?!) and he'll say "We're still trying to reach joe schmo for his interview". Really, joe schmo can't just sit there in his shorts and take a few questions over the phone? It's not that hard. But hey, at least this time your station lost to God instead of TV.