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Albany Dad Defends His Brand New One Direction Tattoo

Fly923LogoMoms and dads of boy-band fans everywhere: the ante has been raised. Per an item today from Albany CBS-TV affiliate Channel 6:

When Fly 92.3 FM’s Morning Rush show announced they would be giving away front row seats to see the band One Direction play at MetLife Stadium, Ron Deutsch knew he wanted to make his daughter’s dream to see her favorite band up close a reality. But, in order to do that, he had to get a softball-sized tattoo of One Direction, on his upper thigh, live on the radio.

The idea created backlash on social media, and now Ron is speaking out against critics and says he’d do it again. “I think it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for my daughter and I guess the tattoo will last forever but so will our relationship, so I think it’s worth doing,” he says.

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It’s V-Day for Muck Rack’s Vine Journalism Awards

VineLogoIf you have not already nominated yourself or a fellow journalist via Twitter using the hashtag #VineAwards, there’s not much time left. The submission deadline for the inaugural Vine Journalism Awards, an endeavor that triangulates the App with Muck Rack and Twitter, is 5 p.m. ET today.

From there, the impressive panel of Rachel Sklar (Change the Ratio), Jeanne Brooks (Online Media Association) and Bob Garfield (NPR’s On the Media) will judge what they feel are the best examples of micro-video reporting. The results will be announced next Wednesday at Twitter NYC headquarters:

Mark Luckie, manager of journalism and news and Andrew Fitzgerald, interim head of news, will be on hand to lead the discussion and share Vine best practices.

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Win a Free 3-Job Posting Package in our Twitter contest

Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard that the interview process can be daunting for both parties. Sometimes it’s hard to ask the right questions during an interview and there’s always one that leaves a candidate scratching his or her head. So, employers, we want to know: What interview question stumps your candidates every time?

Enter our contest for the chance to win a free 3-job posting package on the Mediabistro job board (worth $717!). All you have to do is follow @Mediabistro and tweet us your answer in 140 characters or less.

Include #InterviewQ and you’re in! The winner with the answer that stumps us the most will be announced on Friday, November 30 at 12:15 pm ET via our @Mediabistro Twitter account. Good luck!

The Mediabistro job board is the best place to find top media candidates for your open positions. Companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL post with us — you should too!

 

Greg Kelly Fails to Win New York’s Funniest Reporter

Newly minted lead WNYW anchorman Greg Kelly competed for the title of New York’s Funniest Reporter. Despite his ad-libbing qualities at the anchor desk, Kelly did not win the charity event held last night at Comic Strip Live.

It was Fox News’ Clayton Morris who grabbed the top prize in the 7th annual event. He edged In Touch Weekly‘s Marianne Garvey. Kelly settled for third place.

“We offer many congratulations, praise, and thanks not only to Clayton Morris but, to all participants in the show who were brave enough to go on stage and help out a great cause,” co-producers Mark Goldman and Ryan McCormick said.

The proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of New York.

Want to Go to Space? Metro US Hopes So

Who doesn’t want to go to space?

That’s what Metro US is banking on – space’s universal appeal.

The newspaper company is sending one of its readers to the final frontier. Race to Space is a competition that begins today and through a collaboration with SXC – Space Expedition Curacao, the organization that will make the voyage possible.

To enter, readers have to submit an inspiring reason on why they deserve to go to space as well as take a quiz to test their knowledge of outer space.  Each Metro country will select one local nominee based on the number of Facebook “likes” and the quality of the submission and send their nominees to the global jury – comprised of members of both SXC and Metro International. In-depth interviews will be conducted before selecting the astronaut-to-be.

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WKTU Offers Chance to Win Jets/Giants Tickets

As the Jets and Giants battle to secure a playoff spot, they battle each other this weekend.

WKTU has a unique contest for listeners. This week, the Clear Channel Dance station is giving away a pair of tickets to the big game on Christmas Eve. Oh, did we mention, the winner gets to watch the Battle of New York from the owner’s box with Woody and Suzanne Johnson?

Fans interested in this rare opportunity can visit the ‘KTU Facebook page and share in 103 words or less, why they should be chosen.

The winner will be announced by Suzanne Johnson this Friday during the KTU Mornings with Cubby.

WLTW/Lite FM Offers Another Holiday Treat for Listeners

WLTW/Lite FM is bringing more of  the Christmas season to loyal listeners. Since 2004, WLTW has been a full-time Christmas music format from Thanksgiving until after December 25. The traditionally number one station in the Arbition ratings, Lite has found even more of a niche. The 2009 Holiday book was 11.6 rating or an audience of more than 7 million.

So it’s little surprise that the Clear Channel owned Adult Contemporary would have such a vested interest in Christmas.

The station is teaming up with H&R Block, JetBlue Getaways, Clean Air NY, and Big Apple Circus to provide free skating next weekend at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park.

Complimentary admission and skating rentals will be handed out to the first 1,000 guests on Saturday, December 10, and again on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WFAN Announces Second Fantasy Phenom Grand Prize Winner

Today’s reality television shows have contests that offer everything from being the top chef to best songwriter and, of course, a singing “idol.”  Well, WFAN is no exception.

For the second year straight, the sports radio station conducted a search for the next on-air star.

John Jastremski of Staten Island won this year’s event, and with it the Syracuse University grad is awarded a weekly show (for at least one year).

Last year’s winner Gregg Sussman is elevated to part-time status at the station.

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WFAN Hosts 2nd Annual Fantasy Phenom Challenge

WFAN is taking to the streets in search of the next generation of show host. For the second year, the sports station is holding the Fantasy Phenom Challenge with the grand prize of a hosting a weekly show.

On Saturday, the Challenge kicks off at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, New Jersey, while participants can tryout at the Westchester Mall on Sunday.

The finalists will compete for the dream prize at Mike Francesa’s “End of Summer” beach party and afternoon show broadcast live from Bar A on Friday, August 19.  

Last year’s winner, Gregg Sussman, remains with the station broadcasting his show to tri-state area listeners.

There’s more on the contest at our sister site, SportsNewser.

WKTU Set to Announce Dream Wedding in the Park

With the 103 top-voted couples on hand, 103.5 WKTU will choose the Dream Wedding in the Park tomorrow.  The grand finale takes place at Nanina’s at the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. with ‘KTU’s Wendy Wild.

To enter the contest, couples submitted a photo together, plus a love story in 103 words or less, which encouraged ‘KTU listeners to vote for their entry.

“The ‘KTU family is proud to be able to help provide this great opportunity for a lucky couple to win the wedding of their dreams. It’s truly going to be a special day that they will remember forever,” says Rob Miller, WKTU program director. “We had so many remarkable couples submit photos and heartwarming stories.”

The grand prize winning couple wins a complete wedding valued at over $50,000 and a dream honeymoon getaway in Turks and Caicos. Additionally, the Inferno Band will play live at the couple’s wedding reception.

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