FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Melissa Bachtel
(AUGUST 2012) – Envision Radio Networks® is proud to welcome WRBF-FM/Atlanta, GA as the newest affiliate of Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™, the new daily prank phone call for radio stations’ use on-air, online and on demand. With Clairissa Jenkins wreaking telephonic havoc on 104.9 The Rebel listeners at 5 p.m. every Monday through Saturday, the station joins over 200 affiliates on the Envision Entertainment Network.
“It is amazing to see everyone in the Sales Office turn the radio to 104.9 The Rebel at 5 p.m., regardless of which of our other six stations the staff may have been monitoring,” shared Howard Toole, Owner of WRBF-FM. “To see everyone stop all activities to listen to Clairissa Jenkins is almost like watching a scene out of the 1940′s where people gathered around the radio!”
Continued Toole, “The feature also just helped us close a 26 week sponsorship commitment for an adjacency. It is a funny, funny feature that has helped us continue our unique on air presentation!”
Inciting hilarity with every incoming phone call, Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ takes phone scams to the next level with her loud, politically incorrect, in-your-face style. No one is safe from Clairissa’s wrath and some of her recent targets have experienced unexpected telephonic calamity including rabid dog attacks, fireplace cremations, and giving birth over the phone.
Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ is a great benchmark feature or morning show bit, and affiliated stations receive five new phone checks each week. Listeners can set up their friends, family, and co-workers to be phone checked by Clairissa via the web, cultivating listener engagement and driving web traffic to affiliated station websites.
Stations interested in finding out more about Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ should contact Melissa Bachtel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-831-3761.
About Clairissa Jenkins:
Clairissa Jenkins story began at a Red Lobster in Mesa, Arizona where she was working as a hostess. It was there that a radio executive noticed her “style” when dealing with a difficult customer over the phone and thought her attitude would be great on the radio. A growing number of stations including WKSC-FM/Chicago, WRDW-FM/Philadelphia and WPCG-FM/Washington, DC would agree.
Clairissa still holds the record at her local high school as the reigning shot put champion, mostly because recent students have been afraid of challenging and possibly surpassing her milestone. Other career highlights include a “never confirmed” romance with Tupac, being banned from Denny’s due to a parking lot fight in Oakland, CA, and a “best radio host” award from the Parks and Recreation Department in Marysvale, Utah.
About Envision Radio Networks®:
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,200 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show prep, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and San Francisco.