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Old 12 August 2014, 01:21 AM
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Icon106 'Fever' fever

Comment: When Peggy Lee's version of Fever came out, there was a DJ in
Plymouth, Mass., who locked himself in the station and played the song for
something like 30 hours straight. This is not a rumor; I recall it. I was
listening to the station from Provincetown, Mass. What I'm wondering is if
there is any independent confirmation of this event. I find it hard to
believe nobody else recalls it, but I have been unable to find any
information.
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Old 12 August 2014, 01:26 AM
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Sure, I remember. The Dj was Johnny Fever. Which made the event the Fever "Fever" fever.
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Old 12 August 2014, 10:41 AM
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So did this person listen for the whole 30 hours Otherwise how can they be sure?
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Old 12 August 2014, 11:08 AM
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Sure, I remember. The Dj was Johnny Fever. Which made the event the Fever "Fever" fever.
Rumour is that he stole the LP he was playing. He was a Fever thiever.
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Old 12 August 2014, 11:12 AM
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Oh and apparently this sort of thing happens way more often than I realised:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuntin...ontinuous_loop
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For four days before the July 8, 2012 relaunch of KOKE-FM, a radio station in Austin, Texas that popularized progressive country in the early 1970s, a live recording of Dale Watson's "Country My Ass" played in a continuous loop
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WJMP/Kent, OH, in a protest over the 1994 strike that affected Major League Baseball, played 2 versions of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" continuously, sunrise-to-sunset (the station operates only during daytime hours), for 2 months (and 57,161 total plays) from August to October 1994. The stunt merited WJMP an entry in the Guinness Book of Sports Records.
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Old 12 August 2014, 02:11 PM
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If they play a certain young musician's music over and over again, is that "Bieber fever"?
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Old 12 August 2014, 02:28 PM
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No, "war crime".

If you think the above happened, then are you a "Fever" fever believer?
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Old 12 August 2014, 03:15 PM
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No, "war crime".

If you think the above happened, then are you a "Fever" fever belieber?
Fixed it for ya!
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Old 12 August 2014, 03:52 PM
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I meant the OP situation, not your horrifying post-apocalyptic dystopia.

ETA: The apocalypse in question being the first hour of Bieber.
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Old 12 August 2014, 03:53 PM
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Not quite as long as those mentioned, but I do know for a fact that a DJ here in Ottawa did, several years ago, play "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitsgerald" for more than an hour, continuously.

He got in trouble for playing it 12-13 times in a row in protest over having played some other song twice.

Of course, the station was a Rock station, so he got into more trouble over that than anything. He was suspended from his job for a while, then meakly came back, under the radar.
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I meant the OP situation, not your horrifying post-apocalyptic dystopia.

ETA: The apocalypse in question being the first hour of Bieber.
You gotta Belieb. If you don't, then Belieb me alone.

Actually, I could not pick any of his music out if it was playing on a radio, so I'm saying this entirely in jest.
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Old 12 August 2014, 04:09 PM
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I'm going to stop reading your responses, Justin case it could brainwash me.
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Old 12 August 2014, 04:20 PM
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I'm going to stop reading your responses, Justin case it could brainwash me.
Touché.
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Old 12 August 2014, 04:50 PM
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As a promotional for the annual Duck Race (in which a large number of rubber duckies are dumped into the Willamette River near Eugene, OR), one year a local DJ began playing "Disco Duck" over and over again until enough people called in to buy the tickets the station was selling for the event.

I don't think it went over so well- it took something like 2-3 hours and they never did that particular promotion again.
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As a promotional for the annual Duck Race (in which a large number of rubber duckies are dumped into the Willamette River near Eugene, OR), one year a local DJ began playing "Disco Duck" over and over again until enough people called in to buy the tickets the station was selling for the event.

I don't think it went over so well- it took something like 2-3 hours and they never did that particular promotion again.
Maybe the listeners just actually really liked the song.
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Old 15 August 2014, 12:58 PM
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The least they could have done is play a mix of all those other great popular songs about ducks. Like, um, ... and then there's, ... Okay, after Disco Duck, I guess all we have is this, and two hours of that might have led to violence.
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Well, there IS Weird Al's "I Want A New Duck". I could definitely listen to that for two hours straight, definitely more than Disco Duck.
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Devil End of the world...

About 20 years ago, there was a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock station in Minneapolis, Minnesota that was changing format to "pop alternative", so they played REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It" on loop for the last weekend before the change. No commercials, no breaks, no nothing, just voicing their displeasure at the format change.
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The least they could have done is play a mix of all those other great popular songs about ducks. Like, um, ... and then there's, ... Okay, after Disco Duck, I guess all we have is this, and two hours of that might have led to violence.
Well there is "Rubber Ducky I love you" by Ernie and isn't "Rubber Duck" his "handle" in "Convoy"
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Old 30 August 2014, 12:43 PM
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I recall reading a news story in the 1970's about a DJ putting "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk on a loop for an entire day. Might have been on a college station, I can't remember now. The responsible DJ was disciplined, though.

There's also a Peter Schickele album in which a public radio station fundraiser threatens to broadcast only endless repeats of Pachebel's "Canon" until the pledge goal is reached.
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