Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec 8, 2006

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Have Baby, Will Trade for PS3

WKQIHow far would you go to get your hands on a brand-new PlayStation 3? Would you trade your car? Your pet? Your child? Apparently some people are willing to go as far as the latter, "Mojo In The Morning" of Contemporary Hits WKQI-FM 95.5 discovered on the radio this morning. The Detroit morning show posed an on-air challenge, asking if anyone would be willing to trade in their baby for a period of time in exchange for a new PS3.

Much to the Mojo's surprise, people were more than willing to take him up on the offer. Dozens of women lined up to offer their children even if they wouldn't know who was watching the child or where the child was being held for the day. The station's call lines were jammed with people willing to exchange their babies for one of the impossible-to-obtain new game consoles. Needless to say, the station did not actually give away any PS3's, nor did they confiscate any babies.

After 30 minutes of screening potential babies, Mojo In The Morning explained that it was a "social experiment" and took calls to further discuss the shocking response from listeners willing to hand over their babies!

Detroit News:

For nine years, Windsor-Detroit alternative rock station 89X (CIMX-FM, 88.7) has been throwing holiday parties for its listeners; at this point, its "The Night 89X Stole Christmas" concerts have become as much a part of the holiday season as eggnog and candy canes. But this year they're adding a twist. In addition to the annual Cobo Arena show, they're holding a second holiday concert, dubbed the 89X Nutcracker, at Detroit's State Theatre the night before "The Night"... 89X will rock the holidays with 2 really big shows (Fri 12/8)

 

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