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(Gawker)   A California radio station has been playing nothing but Nelly songs for 17 straight hours. Is it Hot in Herre?   (gawker.com) divider line 74
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2014-03-15 06:55:59 PM
I am the whitest of geeky, uncool white guys, but for some reason I enjoy Nelly's stuff.  I'll still turn up Country Grammar and roll with the windows down if I hear it.  

Also, I thought the duet he did with Tim McGraw, of all people, was pretty cool.

/dorky
 
2014-03-15 07:00:30 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-15 07:06:36 PM
If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?
 
2014-03-15 07:07:10 PM
One of my favorites of his:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6O2ncUKvlg
 
2014-03-15 07:08:25 PM
 
2014-03-15 07:11:41 PM

fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?


The sweet release of Lady Death.
 
2014-03-15 07:13:36 PM
Is Nelly a rap guy?
 
2014-03-15 07:15:43 PM

fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?


www.gochengdoo.com
 
2014-03-15 07:17:36 PM

fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-15 07:18:28 PM

Shadowknight: fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?

[www.gochengdoo.com image 450x299]


yes, I would throw them off an overpass
 
2014-03-15 07:24:38 PM
woeNelly
 
2014-03-15 07:25:58 PM
I remember back in high school a local station underwent a programming change. During that time they played the Macarena and two Macarena remixes for 72 hours straight.

"All Mac, No Rock" was their tagline during this time."
 
2014-03-15 07:30:21 PM
It pains me knowing some well-paid dipsh*t radio consultant came up with this "creativity".
 
2014-03-15 07:32:49 PM

REO-Weedwagon: It pains me knowing some well-paid dipsh*t radio consultant came up with this "creativity".


Huge amount of publicity for the station. Can't say the money was wasted.
 
2014-03-15 07:35:40 PM

Kyosuke: Huge amount of publicity for the station. Can't say the money was wasted.


Yeah, it just seems so, I don't know, 1992? Can a year be an adjective?
 
2014-03-15 07:38:05 PM
www.modelsandmoguls.com

I'm OK with this.....
 
2014-03-15 07:46:01 PM
The did the same with Fresh Prince when a station was switching over
 
2014-03-15 07:50:50 PM
Yeah, it's a transmitter stress test, basically.

And it's not just Nelly songs, it's just It's Hot In Herre.

So glad I'm not in the SF Bay right now.
 
2014-03-15 07:56:20 PM
Sometimes arson is justifiable.
 
2014-03-15 08:00:21 PM
I farking love country grammar.
 
2014-03-15 08:10:04 PM
Up 'till now I thought Nelly was a woman.

I'm an old guy, not up to speed with all the hippin' and a hoppin'.
 
2014-03-15 08:17:19 PM
Sounds like a station is getting ready for a programming change.

//One of the stations I used to listen to played Macarena for 24 hours before it went country.  It freaked me out expecting to hear alternative...then Macarena backtobacktoback...
 
2014-03-15 08:17:29 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: The did the same with Fresh Prince when a station was switching over


I remember another station doing 24 hours of Prince's "Kiss" on a loop.
 
2014-03-15 08:18:10 PM
A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.
 
2014-03-15 08:22:53 PM

Sinbox: fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?

The sweet release of Lady Death.


I was going to go with ripping off my eyelids and stuffing them into my ears but yours works too.
 
2014-03-15 08:25:10 PM

neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.


The FCC lets you broadcast audio of white trash moaning for 24 hours? Who knew.
 
2014-03-15 08:32:49 PM
Back on NYE in 99' 103.9 in Phoenix played like 13+ hours of a loop of the Venga Boys "The VengaBus".
 
2014-03-15 08:33:11 PM

BeatrixK: Sounds like a station is getting ready for a programming change.


Yeah, duh? Haven't people heard of this before?
 
2014-03-15 08:50:04 PM
His first CD is great.
 
2014-03-15 08:55:11 PM

Shadowknight: fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?

[www.gochengdoo.com image 450x299]


Speaking of jumping ....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAQTScuJJsA
 
2014-03-15 08:55:13 PM
Uh-OH!
 
2014-03-15 08:57:05 PM
An up and coming alternative station in Los Angeles did this when it switched over to spanish, instead of Nelly, we got "Feliz Navidad". Sad way for a good station to go. :( I miss you Y107.
 
2014-03-15 09:10:16 PM

Lunger42: An up and coming alternative station in Los Angeles did this when it switched over to spanish, instead of Nelly, we got "Feliz Navidad". Sad way for a good station to go. :( I miss you Y107.


This is my stupid troll alt I use for being a music asshole and when I want to post personal stuff.

csb/
I was actually in the studio when we pushed play on Feliz Navidad. I was a DJ at Y-107 from 1998-2000. It was a wild time man. I loved every minute of it. Ultimately we couldn't compete with KROQ and the other corporate whores in Los Angeles.
/csb
 
2014-03-15 09:21:11 PM

neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.


Free Paris. Fark that...
 
2014-03-15 09:52:58 PM

fusillade762: If you were forced to listen to either Nelly or Justin Beiber for 17 hours, what would you choose?


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-15 10:19:52 PM
Coincidentally, we are experiencing 80° temps in the Bay today.

//if not record highs, pretty damn close
//please make it rain
 
2014-03-15 10:34:14 PM
Would you believe there's an entire website that catalogs radio format changes and the audio of the switchovers?
 
2014-03-15 10:35:02 PM
thoughtsonfilm.co.uk

The piano scene in Austenland is relevant but obscure, because none of you Farkers would ever see a movie about Jane Austen, even if it had Keri Russell in it, who is totally awesome in everything. Loved her in The Americans, Waitress ...
 
2014-03-15 11:02:05 PM
I thought that headline said 17 years. I was like what
 
2014-03-15 11:04:07 PM

weirdneighbour: Is Nelly a rap guy?


I prefer "rappist."

/Jerry's fault.
 
2014-03-15 11:13:24 PM
I always prefer radio stations to shift formats during the commercial break. Before the break they were country. When they came back they're classic rock. It's even better if they keep the same DJs.
 
2014-03-15 11:24:48 PM
Suicide rates will be thru the roof when it's over.

What's better than listening to Nelly? Hmmmm stabbing my eardrums out with a pencil? no. Not listening to radio and only ipod? yes.
 
2014-03-15 11:27:16 PM
When the Lightning won the Stanley Cup, one of the Tampa stations played "We Are The Champions" on a loop for hours.
 
2014-03-15 11:29:54 PM
8th amendment motherfarkers.  8th farking amendment.
 
2014-03-15 11:36:30 PM
Nelly actually isn't that bad, but I'm not sure I'd want to listen to him for 17 straight hours.  "Country Grammar" was a tight album though.
 
2014-03-15 11:41:22 PM

soporific: I always prefer radio stations to shift formats during the commercial break. Before the break they were country. When they came back they're classic rock. It's even better if they keep the same DJs.


Yeah...keep it classy and weird. Like someone will be driving along, not really understand what's happened, and pull over the compare clocks and see if he lost any time during dimensional transference.
 
2014-03-16 12:01:31 AM

LV426: Suicide rates will be thru the roof when it's over.

What's better than listening to Nelly? Hmmmm stabbing my eardrums out with a pencil? no. Not listening to radio and only ipod? yes.


Yeah, if you aren't forced to endure it at work, commercial radio is really easy to avoid. Especially if you ride a motorcycle. I'm sure not everything they play is crap, but I'd rather sit thru a 7 hour drive in silence rather than hear 5 million stupid farking ads.
 
2014-03-16 12:04:27 AM
Are they kidding like Jason?
 
2014-03-16 12:39:12 AM
About 20 years ago, a San Francisco station played a repeating loop of the first verse and chorus of Too Legit To Quit, by MC Hammer, for who knows how long. I've forgotten whether it was KMEL or KSOL, since I was listening to both at the time - the latter did undergo a format change at the time, but the former was notorious for certain pranks by its DJs.
 
2014-03-16 12:57:07 AM

neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.


You mean there was once such a thing as talk radio aimed at 20-somethings?

/No, Air America doesn't count
 
2014-03-16 12:57:09 AM
It a called Stunting.
 
2014-03-16 01:09:30 AM
I remember a dj in Cinci playing Billy Squiers "Everybody Wants You" over and over one night. I think he just kinda lost it and got fired though.
 
2014-03-16 01:27:47 AM
According to her twitter, it's @SashaGrey doing it.

"HA! #sxsw is too #hot I've taken over #1057LatinoMix for 6 hrs playing @Nelly_Mo #hotinherre on repeat! tinyurl.com/kj47daj #openwindows"
 
2014-03-16 07:51:57 AM
I prefer Weird Al's version
 
2014-03-16 07:57:26 AM
One of the stations when I was in college switched formats and played Tone Loc's Wild Thing an entire weekend.  Then come Monday it had switched from Rap/R&B to country.  Had it been released yet, Nelly's country grammar would have been more appropriate.
 
2014-03-16 08:11:47 AM

Kyosuke: REO-Weedwagon: It pains me knowing some well-paid dipsh*t radio consultant came up with this "creativity".

Huge amount of publicity for the station. Can't say the money was wasted.


As with everything, it was done long before now. This may not even be the firast time it was done, but I was a 98Rock listener when it happened. From the wiki:
The WKRL classic rock format lasted from 1986 until late December 1989 when the signal went silent briefly, and then Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" began playing in constant rotation, eventually lasting for 24 hours, as an early form of stunting. Finally, the repetition gave way to the announcement on New Year's Eve 1989 that 98ROCK, now controlled by Great American Broadcasting, would be the first all-Led Zeppelin format station in the country, playing the band's entire catalog in its entirety as well as solo efforts by the bandmates and their other music-related projects. WKRL received national coverage from MTV to CBS and many other outlets, and was the first station to get worldwide coverage for a true "artist flip", where a broadcaster based its entire business on one group or solo artist.
Two weeks unfolded with conjecture from various news outlets as to how long this format could last, given that all studio Zeppelin recordings available at the time added up to less than 10 hours of continuous play. The station responded over the following week by adding a few classic acts such as the Rolling Stones and Van Halen. With the bells of AC/DC's "Hells Bells" playing in the background, a major announcement came at noon on January 18, 1990 that the station would be changing its call letters to WXTB, and the station would be relaunched as "98ROCK, Pure Rock and Roll".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXTB-FM
 
2014-03-16 08:33:44 AM

neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.


Why would there ever be a talk radio station aimed at 20 year olds? That seems a massively bad idea. The people who listen to talk radio, that I've met, are old white guys who want to be angry as fark about something the liberals/darkies are doing. Or otherwise, older guys.
 
2014-03-16 08:38:21 AM
Gawker claims there was a movie called "Life Is Beautiful", which one of its subplots revolved around a station playing this for 24 hours straight, but I cannot find any other source that also says that. IMDB is real vague - all the post-2002 movies (2002 is when "Hot In Heere" was released) with this title are Indian and as far as I can tell, none of them did this as a subplot. Did the author fark up the title, perhaps? Or did he just imagine that this happened (which, to be honest, is a confabulation that some lesser Gawker writers are known for)?
 
2014-03-16 09:43:57 AM
27 hours. Puppy Love. Donny Osmond. Look it up.
 
2014-03-16 09:54:31 AM

jayphat: neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.

The FCC lets you broadcast audio of white trash moaning for 24 hours? Who knew.


Rush Limbaugh is still on the air.
 
2014-03-16 10:47:05 AM
From LA Times
October 18, 1996

Several Angelenos report that while heading north they heard a mysterious radio station outside Fresno that plays nothing but "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

No commercials, no traffic reports, no deejays. Just "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" over and over on KZZC (FM-104.9). OK, we know the stretch of I-5 on the way to Bakersfield is called the Grapevine but . . .

Ear-witnesses said via the Internet that the Clearwater takeover dates back at least to Christmas, with one brief respite around Easter when KZZC had a mini-marathon devoted entirely to the Eagles' "New Kid in Town."


Some friends and I ran into this station while it was doing this. If I remember, it went on for 18 Months or so. They were trying to sell the station and had to have something on the air as a placeholder.
 
2014-03-16 10:53:54 AM
CSS: When I was a kid, a local radio station that was transitioning to an oldies station from more modern pop/rock decided to play "Revolution no. 9" from the Beatles's White Album in 24 hour rotation. At 11 years old, it was the creepiest thing I'd ever heard at that point.

/I've since come to appreciate it as an experimental classic.
 
2014-03-16 01:33:29 PM
Shadowknight: I am the whitest of geeky, uncool white guys, but for some reason I enjoy Nelly's stuff.  I'll still turn up Country Grammar and roll with the windows down if I hear it.  

Also, I thought the duet he did with Tim McGraw, of all people, was pretty cool.

/dorky


That's why Nelly was so popular. No cred and appealed to white guys and women.
 
2014-03-16 01:34:25 PM
I would be more interested in a marathon for Metallica songs, personally.
 
2014-03-16 01:39:11 PM

Bane of Broone: Shadowknight: I am the whitest of geeky, uncool white guys, but for some reason I enjoy Nelly's stuff.  I'll still turn up Country Grammar and roll with the windows down if I hear it.  

Also, I thought the duet he did with Tim McGraw, of all people, was pretty cool.

/dorky

That's why Nelly was so popular. No cred and appealed to white guys and women.


Bane of Broone: Shadowknight: I am the whitest of geeky, uncool white guys, but for some reason I enjoy Nelly's stuff.  I'll still turn up Country Grammar and roll with the windows down if I hear it.  

Also, I thought the duet he did with Tim McGraw, of all people, was pretty cool.

/dorky

That's why Nelly was so popular. No cred and appealed to white guys and women.


Eh, it's rap that actually feels good.  While he does a little of the "Look how rich I am" shtick, it's really rather mild.  Most of it is more on a level of  "Local Guy Makes Good," and continuing to party it up in his hometown.

That's how I take it anyway.  It's summertime rap, something to play at a BBQ block party.
 
2014-03-16 01:39:46 PM
Whoops.  Pete and Repeat get in a boat...
 
2014-03-16 01:47:07 PM

kdawg7736: I would be more interested in a marathon for Metallica songs, personally.


If only a pop station got reformatted to a rock station.
 
2014-03-16 02:03:11 PM

StopLurkListen: [thoughtsonfilm.co.uk image 850x565]

 none of you Farkers would ever see a movie about Jane Austen


I don't know about that. Is this Jane Austen chick hot and does she get naked if she is?
 
2014-03-16 02:42:30 PM

Shostie: I remember back in high school a local station underwent a programming change. During that time they played the Macarena and two Macarena remixes for 72 hours straight.

"All Mac, No Rock" was their tagline during this time."


That wouldn't have happened to have been in Florida by any chance? We had "New Rock" 107.3 that did that when they changed from an alt-rock station to adult-contemporary back in the late 90's or so.
I remember calling my friend who was a DJ there and asking her what the hell was going on with it.
 
2014-03-16 03:04:18 PM

robcypher: Gawker claims there was a movie called "Life Is Beautiful", which one of its subplots revolved around a station playing this for 24 hours straight, but I cannot find any other source that also says that. IMDB is real vague - all the post-2002 movies (2002 is when "Hot In Heere" was released) with this title are Indian and as far as I can tell, none of them did this as a subplot. Did the author fark up the title, perhaps? Or did he just imagine that this happened (which, to be honest, is a confabulation that some lesser Gawker writers are known for)?


That was a joke, dipstick.
 
2014-03-16 05:56:07 PM
In my area, we had one station do "The Macarena" for 3 days straight before a format change, and another do nothing but 80's TV opening themes. It's pretty standard, really.
 
2014-03-16 06:28:37 PM

milkyshirt: neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.

You mean there was once such a thing as talk radio aimed at 20-somethings?

/No, Air America doesn't count


kroonermanblack: neuroflare: A number of years ago a radio station in Phoenix played Paris Hilton songs for 24 hours before changing formats from talk radio aimed at 20-somethings to top 40.

Why would there ever be a talk radio station aimed at 20 year olds? That seems a massively bad idea. The people who listen to talk radio, that I've met, are old white guys who want to be angry as fark about something the liberals/darkies are doing. Or otherwise, older guys.


Why else do you think it failed?
 
2014-03-16 08:03:13 PM
back in '03/'04 a Baltimore station (104.3) went from classic rock to ???lite fm/jazz/elevator??? after playing 70s and 80s ad jingles for a day. Glad to hear Chris Emry back on 100.7 these days.
 
2014-03-17 12:39:32 AM

MaxSupernova: One of the stations when I was in college switched formats and played Tone Loc's Wild Thing an entire weekend.  Then come Monday it had switched from Rap/R&B to country.  Had it been released yet, Nelly's country grammar would have been more appropriate.


This sparked a memory of the same. I had to have been 10 years old or so. We were on a road trip and Wild Thing looped for hours. Don't remember the station, but it was in Sonoma County CA.
 
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