Pay to Play, or: So You Think You Can Do a Better Job of Programming KXT (For an Hour)?
I was in the KERA studios earlier this week, the guest of station contributor and Friend of Unfair Park Rawlins Gilliland as he bravely plowed through a 10-hour marathon pledge drive on behalf of the station. We did our segments in the KXT studios, where, for the first time, I met afternoon-show host Joe Kozera, who seems like a genuinely good guy -- patient, certainly, if nothing else. And on my way out, someone mentioned: KXT actually didn't hit its own fall pledge-drive goals this go-round -- hence, I was told, the reason for an auction that just fired up on eBay. One of the prizes: the chance to spend an hour on-air with Kozera, playing whatever you want.
I've warmed a little to KXT's playlist of late, but every now and then I'm still a bit baffled; "Love Shack" and "Hey Ya!," really? So the chance to play ... whatever? Interested. Especially since, at last look, the opening bid of $100 is now all the way up to $102.50, a steal. Also up for grabs before bidding shuts down Wednesday: a Wilco prize pack, CD and vinyl collections, Death Cab for Cutie and Decemberists rarities from the prize closet, a Studio Movie Grill pass, and a Nasher-Smoke-Belmont package that has the most bids of any offering. Or: You put your mouth where your money is and play guest deejay for an hour. But, please, go light on the Billy Idol. "Dancing With Myself," really?
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.