A Calgary radio station that burned $5,000 in cash as part of an elaborate publicity stunt is facing a backlash from local listeners, even as it plans to run a similar contest with $10,000 on the line.
AMP Radio recently ran a contest called "Bank it or Burn it," in which listeners could weigh in on what the station should do with $5,000. The result of public voting was 54 per cent in favour of burning the money, rather than splitting it among listeners or donating it to charity.
Now, the station is set to run the same contest with $10,000. Even as some members of the public predictably criticize the contest.
“What a disgusting choice to burn it while people are starving and children living in poverty are suffering,” one listener wrote on Facebook.
“Pathetic. Count another listener lost here,” wrote another. While some respondents were in favour of the result, the overwhelming majority seemedRead More »from Calgary radio station that burned $5,000 doubles down with another contest