Chip in

We don’t want to create a precedent here, but – for obvious reasons – we rather feel for Chip, who wrote to us:

To all U2 fans,
My local radio station here in the states, 98q (WDAQ 98.3 FM Danbury, Connecticut) recently received a copy of Electrical Storm that shipped in a plain brown wrapper. I called to see if they had it and they said they did, but have yet to play it because the station is run by management that hasn’t felt the need to air it yet. That’s why i am asking as many people as possible to email the station to request Electrical Storm, and hopefully the boys will get on the air and I can stop listening to the Corrs. Thanks.

[update: the song’s been added to the playlist! No further action required]

54 thoughts on “Chip in

  1. This is the whole message:

    We are playing it….just added this week…..
    thanks
    —– Original Message —–
    From: “Wille Nyman”
    To:
    Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 2:21 PM
    Subject: New u2 song!!

    > PLEASE air the new u2 song Electrical Storm William Orbit Mix/Album
    Version
    > I have waited long inuf!

  2. This is the whole message:

    We are playing it….just added this week…..
    thanks
    —– Original Message —–
    From: “Wille Nyman”
    To:
    Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 2:21 PM
    Subject: New u2 song!!

    > PLEASE air the new u2 song Electrical Storm William Orbit Mix/Album
    Version
    > I have waited long inuf!

  3. I used to work at the station and called the PD, Bill Trotta…Very cool guy…added it and played it 30 minutes later!
    Cheers!~
    from a 22 year U2 Fan!

  4. I used to work at the station and called the PD, Bill Trotta…Very cool guy…added it and played it 30 minutes later!
    Cheers!~
    from a 22 year U2 Fan!

  5. I got a response too:

    “Good to hear from you, wherever in the world you may be right now. However
    Chip spoke out of turn…I never said I or the station “did not feel the
    need to play it yet”…But I do appreciate your enthusiasm…and btw we
    played the “orbit” mix at 1:50 pm EST on 8/30/02…

    Sharon Kelly
    Music Director, WDAQ”

  6. I got a response too:

    “Good to hear from you, wherever in the world you may be right now. However
    Chip spoke out of turn…I never said I or the station “did not feel the
    need to play it yet”…But I do appreciate your enthusiasm…and btw we
    played the “orbit” mix at 1:50 pm EST on 8/30/02…

    Sharon Kelly
    Music Director, WDAQ”

  7. I e-mailed them and got a reply a little while ago. That’s so cool that a few messages could change a radio playlist for the better! Going to do the same for my local station. Oh wait… they(WXRT-Chicago)already played it a few times. It couldn’t hurt to hear it a few more, though.

  8. I e-mailed them and got a reply a little while ago. That’s so cool that a few messages could change a radio playlist for the better! Going to do the same for my local station. Oh wait… they(WXRT-Chicago)already played it a few times. It couldn’t hurt to hear it a few more, though.

  9. Here is what Sharon of 98Q sent me:

    Any idea when you will be anywhere NEAR listening area to hear it? Give me a call, we’ll do lunch…

    Sharon Kelly
    Music Director
    WDAQ

  10. Here is what Sharon of 98Q sent me:

    Any idea when you will be anywhere NEAR listening area to hear it? Give me a call, we’ll do lunch…

    Sharon Kelly
    Music Director
    WDAQ

  11. Ehm, that’s not the Orbit mix Vonb. The DJ says when introducing this one: “we heard a different mix of this song the last hour, that was the william orbit mix”….

    This seems to be the ‘single mix’.

  12. Ehm, that’s not the Orbit mix Vonb. The DJ says when introducing this one: “we heard a different mix of this song the last hour, that was the william orbit mix”….

    This seems to be the ‘single mix’.

  13. oh lordd I remember doing this when Beautiful Day came out as my local station said “sorry we don’t play U2″…which was crap….they played all other U2 just not new U2. So loads of peeps from around the world emailed them and sure enough, it got played…. heheh

  14. oh lordd I remember doing this when Beautiful Day came out as my local station said “sorry we don’t play U2″…which was crap….they played all other U2 just not new U2. So loads of peeps from around the world emailed them and sure enough, it got played…. heheh

  15. when he said “this is a different mix last hour” it was for the single mix that is going around, the one vonb put up is the orbit mix, which you could tell, cuz its a lot more ambient then the other two.

  16. when he said “this is a different mix last hour” it was for the single mix that is going around, the one vonb put up is the orbit mix, which you could tell, cuz its a lot more ambient then the other two.

  17. ok, need to correct my grammar, what i mean to say was that he said that they played the orbit mix last hour, and the one we are playing now is the single mix.

  18. ok, need to correct my grammar, what i mean to say was that he said that they played the orbit mix last hour, and the one we are playing now is the single mix.

  19. so, does someone have the orbit mix? promo.u2world.com seems to be down right now? btw, for those looking for the 3 versions that are out there already (album, single, demo) they’re on my site.

  20. so, does someone have the orbit mix? promo.u2world.com seems to be down right now? btw, for those looking for the 3 versions that are out there already (album, single, demo) they’re on my site.

  21. My ongoing conversation with Sharon of 98Q, she now writes: Hey Dave…yeah Chip took some liberties with our conversation…but I think it is great that so many people were there to back Chip…I love the song and have added it to our playlist effective Tuesday, which is the official add date for radio stations…I know you were just helping Chip out….just having some fun witcha on a Friday afternoon…U2 is a CORE artist for us, which means we play alot of their music.

    Sharon

  22. My ongoing conversation with Sharon of 98Q, she now writes: Hey Dave…yeah Chip took some liberties with our conversation…but I think it is great that so many people were there to back Chip…I love the song and have added it to our playlist effective Tuesday, which is the official add date for radio stations…I know you were just helping Chip out….just having some fun witcha on a Friday afternoon…U2 is a CORE artist for us, which means we play alot of their music.

    Sharon

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