Freedom Fair observations
A few Puget Sound radio stations brought their remote gear to the Tacoma Freedom Fair this year. Movin’ 92.5 had a DJ in a tower above the station van. It drew a crowd, mostly kids fitting the demographic of the pop, hip hop, alternative, and dance station. While many of the stations offered prizes to be awarded in drawings, 570 KVI and Spirit 105.3 gave out BUMPER STICKERS!!! Plenty of radio station swag was collected by excited listeners, and others who just like free things. See sample – CLICK HERE KVI and KOMO also gave out ink pens with station logos. The point here is that several radio stations were in attendance, doing what radio does best when such local events occur. Showing up and giving free stuff to keep the station name in front of the listener, or broadcasting LIVE from the fair, like KLAY and Movin’ 92.5 FM. Other stations that would not bring the on-air talent to the Freedom Fair due to cost, delivered cardboard cut-outs.