Call up your local or national radio station that takes dedications, within your reach, and dedicate any of the following songs to the people at the Save Jericho, Save Moonlight TV Show Campaign. (Or; dedicate it to the ‘Moonrangers of Jericho and Moonlight’)
“Calling You” by Blue October (Moonlight)
“World” by Five For Fighting (Jericho)
“Into the Ocean” by Blue October (Moonlight)
“Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom” by The Hives (Jericho)
These songs are all still current on the Rock and Adult Contemporary charts, are trackable using Billboard, and were all featured within or associated with our shows.
This idea originally came towards the end of the Save Jericho Campaign, and was resurrected once again for the Watch Jericho Campaign and with the help of some fellow fans, has been retooled for this new purpose. This particular effort can continue on long after the shows are potentially renewed. It’s that widestretching.
Formerly called the Nothing Compares 2 U Song Dedication Campaign, (but because the song and the artist have a tendency of causing violent reactions in people...(the History Starts Now Song Campaign is designed to promote Jericho (and now Moonlight) in a fast, inexpensive easy way that everybody participate in, nationally and Internationally. It launched originally with successful results while trying to get Jericho back, but was cut short by the announcement of its return. It also ran during the days previous to the first airings, and during the Watch Jericho Campaign, all with moderate results. Many of the people who are potential watchers of both shows, are not internet savvy, or may not want to get involved in the online race. Many don’t even know the shows are cancelled. This is a chance to reach out to them. You may not listen to radio, but they do.
We cut down on the number of songs from previous, and added in the commonly tracked ones from Moonlight. This may not directly and immediately promote our sites, but it gets curiosity piqued, and eventually will lead to further investigation on the end of the DJ’s. In addition, this full on hit will include extensions to talk radio, which can potentially lead to media attention. These songs are also tracked by Billboard. If enough dedications and airplay is increased for these songs, that too, will be noticed by the media.
We here at JNet pride ourselves on the fact that we try to be a full service board for all of you whether you are a member or not. We have always had this mysterious list of Radio Stations by State. This is what it has always been meant for. You can call (and in some cases, email) in to your radio station and request it. If they take requests, they will put it on the air. If they get a lot of requests they are going to get curious.
We also provide a list of Satellite Radio Stations. These are also monitored by Billboard, and their own airplay monitors. Anybody can call in or email to request for these stations, including International fans. You don’t have to subscribe. They will still play it.
You can also download these songs and get others to download it from Amazon.com or iTunes. You may have to compete with David Cook of American Idol right about now, but we are loud, we are strong, we can do it. That too, is monitored, just not as easily associative. But they have commentary areas that you can drop a line in for.
Keep calling or emailing these requests in, every other hour, every five hours, every day, whichever you can do. Get others to join in within your state, or in states within the broadcasting area of those local stations, and most definitely on the National Radio Stations. Make sure you include the dedication to Jericho or Moonlight, however you decide to phrase it, make sure you get it in there.
Be prepared, however, that this may lead to a DJ requesting to talk to you on air. Make sure that you have your information about the Jericho and Moonlight Save campaigns at the ready when and if you go on air. The idea here is to spread information about the campaign by getting curiosity up at first about the dedications, and then by getting DJ's to take an interest. Keep with the facts, don't go off of emotions.
Keep this up as long as you can, or at least until you can get somebody on air at that radio station to promote saving Jericho and Moonlight. Many local stations will have many of these songs in their playlist. Sirius and XM radio stations also have the ability to call in and make dedications. Get others in on this as well; the more people making these strange dedications will only serve to get more curiosity up. This can all be tracked by Billboard, and we will try to get those numbers up if we can to track any potential progress. This is one more thing we can do to take our shows’ future into our own hands.
See Jerichonet2 for further details.