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When I was in high school, I used to call in for radio contests from K98 in Austin. I spent a lot of time doing homework and listening to the radio. They gave away something every hour. Since I spent at least 3 hours a night on homework, I usually got at least 3 attempts to win.
I ended up winning...a lot. I got in a competition with my high school buddy Chris Lowe. I finished with just over 100 wins at the end of high school, but Chris beat me by a few (lucky bastard!).
There was one night where I won three consecutive giveaways.
At school, people would ask me to win them tickets to an upcoming concerts...and sometimes I actually did it.
K98 had a policy where you could only win once a month. I won so many times that the DJ's started to recognize me. To keep winning, I started giving out names of family and friends.
Most of the stuff I won was crap, but I did win a few good things. The best was this time when I won front row tickets and backstage passes for the Poison/David Lee Roth concert for naming a small sample from a song. I took my brother for his birthday. After they pried the groupies off of the band, they got together to take a picture with us. The girl next to me was our K98 host for the concert.
Another time I won $300 for naming the last 3 songs played.
I don't have all my winnings recorded, but here are a bunch of them...
- David Lee Roth/Poison Concert Tickets
- Van Halen 5150 Concert Tickets
- Evil Dead II Movie Premier Passes
- Oingo Boingo Concert Tickets
- Debbie Gibson Cassette
- Aerosmith and Dokken Cassettes
- Astroworld Tickets
- Bleacher Creature T-Shirt
- Chance to win Bon Jovi Concert tickets in Hawaii (I didn't win)
- Cherry 7-Up 6 Pack
- Cory Hart Cassette
- Chicago Concert Tickets
- Eddie Money Album
- Europe Concert Tickets
- Fabulous Thunderbirds Cassette
- Health Show
- Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd, U2, and Tina Turner Cassettes
- Kool and the Gang Concert Tickets
- Win by my Mom (I handed phone to my Mom when I knew I was going to win)
- Lita Ford Concert Tickets
- Morris Day and the Time Concert Tickets
- Jody Watley Cassette and 4 Movie Passes
- Movie Passes
- Pepe Shirt
- Pepsi Power Pack
- Rain Man Cassette and Sunglasses
- Fabulous Thunderbirds Cassette and K98 T-Shirt
- Willie Nelson Wrangler Music Invitational Concert Tickets
- Willow Movie Passes