Update 4:15 pm/Thursday/Feb/4th.....Tom Plasteras program director for CKNW has had a change of heart,an email was sent from Tom Plasteras to Brian ...And he has been advised to make arrangements to pick-up his two tickets to Hockey House,no explanation, no apology from Christy Clark, only that Brian was indeed caller number 8 and won the tickets.....And with that this story is closed, thanks folks.(by the way,Christy Clark wasn`t on air today, Simi Sara filled in and boy was she great, a pleasent voice and lots of Bravado!) Hopefully they keep Simi Sara on!
Just for the record....Brian from Garden Bay 2......Christy Clark 0
Well friends, an interesting little development, I have been working on a few stories,reading,relaxing, listening to CKNW and Christy Clark had a contest going on,well actually Christy usually gives something away everyday,well anyways, Christy while talking to her assistant....Christy states, for two tickets to hockey house be caller number 8.......So Brian calls in and lo n behold Brian from Garden Bay is caller number 8.....
So the guy who answered the phone asked Brian if he had won anything in the last 30 days to which Brian answered NO...The guy then asked for Brian`s name...To which Brian responded "It`s Brian from Garden Bay" The guy then paused and said wait a minute...The phone went dead......Brian called back three times and finally got through to the same guy who answered the phone....Brian said..."Where can I pick up my prize".......The guy responded, "Your`re banned"....And "Don`t ever call again"...........To which Brian responded...."What do you mean I` am banned, I was on the Bill Good show last Friday and the Friday before that"......To which the Guy said...."Your banned,don`t ever call in again".........
Well well well, that didn`t sit well with Brian....Brian called for the program director Tom Plasteras and was put foward to Tom`s assistant SONYA.....Brian explained what happened to which Sonja called Brian "Mistaken and he was not caller number 8"......To which Brian explained what the guy said,the part about have you won in the last 30 days, Sonya ended up hanging up as well......Brian attempted to leave a message for Tom Plasteras but the phone went dead!
So here`s the deal, CKNW`s radio contests are rigged....In fact when Brian Called back to the radio station the guy also said, he didn`t look at who was calling he just answered the phone, Brian said.....Your not supposed to see who`s calling,your just looking for caller number 8.....Which I am/was......So obviously all their call in contests are rigged at CKNW....Brian was of course going to give his tickets away to someone more needy in town......
The point is this,how can Brian be banned but not informed, how was Brian on the radio with Bill Good/Palmer/Baldrey for two weeks in a row and be banned,how can they illegally take a prize away from the legitimate winner!
Emails Here (Tell him what you think) (Tom Plasteras,program director)... firstname.lastname@example.org
and here email@example.com and for Christy Clark .. firstname.lastname@example.org and Bill Good email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org What a two-bit outfit...Christy Clark has a hissy pissy fit because I made her retract and CKNW runs rigged radio contests! We will have to see how the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) responds to complaints of corruption!
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