WQID’s $1,000 Song – 1984

Back in the 80s WQID ran its’ famous $1,000 Song “Hey Jude”Arguably one of the biggest promotions in the market size of Biloxi-Gulfport. The results… the contest ran just after 5 pm. The song was over 8 minutes, getting even the most hesitant listener, time to get to a phone. This resulted in an area phone outage (up to Hattiesburg). WLOX TV announced on the 6 pm news that WQID had run a contest that knocked out phones in So. Mississippi. News stories followed. In fact the then President elder Bush was making a campaign appearance two weeks later had his advance people meet with us to make sure our next contest would not interfere with their communications.


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