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Win $43…CASH!!!

Apparently, Oklahoma City has a new local morning show called "Rise and Shine Oklahoma." The show is hosted by Lance West and David Payne and comes on each weekday morning at 7:00am. Right now, I think it's a safe bet to assume that the ratings are terrible and that the production budget is about $50.

Why's this? Just check out this press release issued by Promo Joe Kozlowski from KFOR:

Oklahoma's newest morning show is looking for aspiring musicians, singers and songwriters to make a theme song for Rise & Shine Oklahoma airing weekdays starting at 7:00am on KAUT "“ OK43.

The winner will have their song used in promotional messages for the show and will appear on Rise & Shine Oklahoma to debut their winning song. Also, the winner receives $43 dollars "“ in CASH.

It's easy to enter, just go to and click on the Rise & Shine Oklahoma button to get your registration package. Send in a CD or DVD of yourself or your band performing the song.

The winner will be chosen on November 21st and will be announced live on the air on November 24th.

NewsChannel 4 senior vice president and news director, Mary Ann Eckstein said. "we always look for an opportunity for our viewers to get involved with Rise & Shine Oklahoma. It's a fun show and this is your chance to be the next Toby Keith or Carrie Underwood."

Okay. Before they get Scott Hines to do an internal investigation on who came up with this dumb contest, I think Channel 4 should issue some apologies.

First, they first need to apologize to all print media outlets for capitalizing the world "CASH" in their press release. Usually, when "CASH" is spelled in all-caps it's preceded by a number with more than two digits"¦not something pathetic like $43. It makes you wonder what they would have done if they were giving away $430. I bet they would have thrown in animated clipart of a leprechaun dancing around a golden bag of coins. They also would have probably and used a "$" to replace the "S" in "CASH."

Mary Ann Eckstein should also apologize to Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood. I think the reason KFOR is having this contest is because they can't get a Toby Keith or Carrie Underwood to sing or write the song. I doubt they could even get the "Don't Lay that Trash on Oklahoma" jingle singer to compete in this contest.

Anyway, since I seriously doubt anybody will enter the contest or watch "Good Morning Oklahoma," I hope some weird local group like "The Tall Cotton String Band" or "The Non" will enter and win. For one, they could both probably use the $43, and two, it would be neat to have some strange blue grass music or hippie instrumental stuff proceeding David Payne's forecast.

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