East Texas radio stations hold NFL "Lockout, Lock-In"
POSTED: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 4:07pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:39am
Longview, TX — Two radio stations in East Texas have fenced themselves into an outdoor compound in the parking lot of the Longview Mall and will broadcast on location non-stop until the NFL lockout ends.102.7 106.9 The Blaze and 99.3 Talk FM officially kicked off their “Lockout Lock-In” one week ago on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
They were padlocked into their compound by a City of Longview police
officer and have been broadcasting live from within ever since. Although the radio station staff and volunteers are locked in, the general public is invited to come and go. Those who visit sign the “We Want Our Football” petition and enjoy special entertainment.
The radio stations encourage all who enter to bring donations for the East Texas Food Bank, American Red Cross, and other local charities. Thus farcommunity response has been generous and enthusiastic.
“This lock-in is our public statement to the NFL - ʻWe want our football!” Most
importantly, it is a way for us to help the great community organizations that work
without ceasing for those in need,” says Genni Causey, General Manager of 102.7
106.9 The Blaze and 99.3 Talk FM.
During the “Lockout Lock-In” there will be special appearances by NFL athletes and
veterans, notable music performers, and a variety of sports and entertainment
celebrities. Visit Facebook page “NFL Lock Out Lock In.”
FROM: 102.7 106.9 The Blaze & 99.3 Talk FM