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The sad story of human billboard David Jonathan Winkelman

Winkelman became a human billboard for the radio station KORB in late-2000 after a disc jockey offered listeners a six-figure payout if they tattooed the FM station’s call letters and logo on their forehead. Winkelman and his stepson, Richard Goddard, went to a local tattoo parlor and each emerged with forehead ink promoting “93 Rock,” the “Quad City Rocker.”

But when the two guys tried to claim the money, the radio station said it was just a joke. They sued, but the suit was dismissed.

Winkelman just got arrested for something or other, so we’re all treated to the mugshot below. Poor guy…

 The sad story of human billboard David Jonathan Winkelman

Via Gawker.

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National Public Radio is changing its name to NPR

National Public Radio is changing its name to NPR.

NPR says it’s abbreviating the name it has used since its debut in 1971 because it’s more than radio these days. Its news, music and informational programming is heard over a variety of digital devices that aren’t radios; it also operates news and music Web sites.

I’m not on board with this. Most of what NPR does is still in the audio realm, and I think in the digital age, the word “radio” should (and will) evolve to mean streaming or long-form audio. It’s a hell of a lot better than “podcast”.

Via The Morning News

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