DC United and public radio?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by TOTC, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    It seems DC United and/or The Organization Known As Champions' World have bought underwriting time on WETA to plug The Clash Of Champions vs. Chelsea FC.

    "This program is made possible by a grant from DC United ..."

    Wow. Almost fell out of my chair!

    Will the tote-bag and Garrison Keillor crowd come out, especially when they see the buzzing Barra razzing the Lions?
  2. EastCampusAllStar

    EastCampusAllStar New Member

    Apr 5, 2001
    Escazú, Costa Rica
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No kidding. Not a bad idea to target that crowd. I'm sure there's a strong overlap between the local public radio audience and the European/Europhile crowd that ought to be interested in the match.
  3. K

    K BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 16, 1999
    DC, Fake America
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would assume these come on during BBC programs? (Brit-Coms, BBC news, etc.) I guess it's one way to hit the Anglophiles, we'll see if works.

  4. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    IIRC, BBC World News isn't broadcast on NPR in DC until like 12 midnight. You're better off just listening to the BBC radio online.
  5. type_32

    type_32 New Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Doesn't WETA radio have an ad on one of the signboards that surround the field at RFK?
  6. b1968k

    b1968k New Member

    Aug 4, 2002
    Logan Circle, DC
    It is still on at 5 a.m. Unfortunately I get to listen to it most mornings.

    I heard the ad this afternoon at about 6:30 during the regular news on WETA.

    I can't wait for the WETA/DC United tote bag.
  7. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, it's on WETA at 5:30 - 6:00 a.m. a whole lot of people in the DC area are commuting to work at that hour.

    I also heard it this morning, but it was around 07:45 a.m.

    At least they're advertising somewhere.
  8. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    DC United
    I listen to BBC in the morning every day. It's around 7-8am on WETA. Of course today it was on all day. :(
  9. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    WETA has the BBC world news on from 5-6 am and then the BBC newshour on every weekday from 9 - 10 am followed by the BBC World Briefing. These are listened to heavily, and not just by anglophiles. WETA moved them to the equivalent of their "primetime" from the overnight spot. Brilliant marketing by DCU.

  10. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So you're looking at a thread that has a segment of the European/Europhile crowd posting that they heard the public radio ad...Hmmm, didn't know so many of us tote-bag and Garrison Keillor types were also BigSoccer, DC United supporters.

    Go figure...

    At least we're not Eurosnobs ;)
  11. dcajedi

    dcajedi Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Yeah I think they do.

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