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April 02, 2008

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Elias

I hope that the dollar from my mouse pledge that was earmarked for April 1st is going to KFJC.

foreign listener K

Fooled me - but then, I thought it likely was a DNS problem between two stations that had decided at some point over the years to share infrastructure.

Not that it really matters - KFJC is why I downloaded Audio Active years ago for, long before WFMU was streaming in MP3.

I'm still not sure it was all that good of a joke - when the idea first dawned on me, I thought possibly the DNS records had been switched by some disaffected person.

At least realizing that what happened wasn't maliciously intended makes my foolishness bearable.

john

Got me. I was trying to log onto KFJC last night(long time listener)and I kept getting the fun91(long time listener). Too much for me to fathom at 11:00p, so I went to bed.

Pete

Duh- I fell for it hook, line & sinker. I'm still kicking myself for not realizing it before Ken wished me a happy April Fools day. Good job! I'm sorry I missed the website switcheroo.

Jonathan Steinke

Despite finally realizing about 2 minutes into the KFJC/'FMU change-up that all of us were being royally had, I still thought it was pretty clever.

Lee Harvey

Hey Wha' Happen? All 'em archives is switched up too? Waaaaaaahaaaa! Where's my Belock/Best Show? Waaaahaaaa.

jhn

It just kind of undermined Tom's show. It would have been great if he were allowed to talk about it. It could have been awesome if he were allowed to fish for calls from SF over-the-air listeners.

The KFJC stream kept crashing during his show, and the callers kept wanting to bring up the switcheroo.

Brian Turner

The archives will be switched back to WFMU today, thanks for your patience.

unlucky spaniard

Wait, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? No Best Show archive? Instead I get some boring unlistenable drone for music with some DJ with a boring unlistenable drone for a voice.
I cant listen live to it live because I'm always asleep at that time and now I've missed it because of an April fool joke, that technically (in europe anyway) took place on April 2nd!

unlucky spaniard

Wait, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? No Best Show archive? Instead I get some boring unlistenable drone for music with some DJ with a boring unlistenable drone for a voice.
I cant listen live to it live because I'm always asleep at that time and now I've missed it because of an April fool joke, that technically (in europe anyway) took place on April 2nd!

johN

Thanks wfmu and kfjc. I was actually fooled for the first time in years on this retarded day.

Janna

Wow. I totaly fell for that. I drove around for an extra 30 minutes trying to figure it out. Then battled with my home radio to get decent reception. After that attempted failed, I gave up and went to sleep wondering where my WFMU was, all the while muttering "But the marathon was a success"

Well done! *bows*

James

jeebus, I can't believe there are so many positive comments on here. Some of us get home from a hard day at work (in front of a computer) and just want to sit in our room and drink a cold beer and listen to WFMU (on the radio).

You thwarted that. Someone somewhere said that this "prank" was like a 24-hour long bad episode of 7SD. 100% true. You know, some people still like/have to listen to this station on the radio. That was the fatal flaw.

jhn

The fatal flaws were:

(1) Pissing off the audience right after the marathon

(2) Still having to say the legal ID of the actual station, which gives away the game

(3) Having poor KFJC's servers strain to keep up with the massive WFMU audience

ZG

I see. And you speak for the whole audience and declare them pissed off.

Perhaps some people give to WFMU's marathon because they support a radio station so adventurous that they want to celebrate the freedom of sound, including the sound of confusion at times. WFMU and KFJC did not do this prank maliciously, I assure you.

Ike

I enjoyed it. Zoltan's "Difficult Material" is a great show.

Parq

All due deference to the folks who dug what FJC was doing, and even more so to its own listeners, who no doubt love it as much as we love our home team. But for me at least, the day was like dropping acid with Timothy Leary's bunch of navel-gazers when you're used to doing it Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters.

KFJConfused

I'm really stunned that people in both station's audiences actually got mad! STUNNED! What's the problem? Either you think it's funny or you shrug it off, I figured. Pissed off right after the marathon? That's the equivalent of saying "I just pledged and you won't play my request and I'm pissed!" Jeeeez. I like how alleged "open minds" suddenly close up at their convenience. So you want to drink a beer listening to Scharpling - what if he was on vacation and the fill-in DJ played the same exact stuff you heard on KFJC? would you be pissed? WTF!

foreign listener k

They did it on the air too?

That surprises me, at least a bit, since I assumed this was an Internet only prank.

I was fooled, no question - but in part, because of the assumption that no broadcast station would play around with its broadcast signal that way, which led me to assume it was an Internet only 'problem.'

Neither a success nor failure - but certainly in keeping with what makes freeform worth listening to, including the excruciating parts.

Elias

I am SO ANGRY.

I DEMAND that all of Tuesday's DJs be docked one week of their WFMU salary to be set up in a fund that will help all of the victims and their families who were so grievously harmed by this stunt.

whalleywhat

I guess it worked for other people, but I went to KFJC's page after I figured out was going on, and none of the links would click through. Seems like I was the only one with that problem.
Had a rough day, just sittin in my bedroom, drainin a cold beer, no Best Show. You guys should start shoppin for a coffin.

matt

If it was funny, it was mean too.

Cynthia

It took me awhile to see the humor in it.. but I think that's because I was so traumatized when 'JACK' took over CBS FM!! CBS is sorta back ( a moral victory at least) but I guess I'm still not completely over it....!

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