WXRT-FM 93.1 in Chicago yesterday (4/1) announced that they were caving to FCC pressure and editing their music library. They were changing their slogan from "Chicago's Finest Rock" to "Chicago's Decent Rock" and that they were "taking the 'X' out of 'XRT'." This station plays it all from jazz and soul to alternative rock and R&B. They run the gamut and they are one of the few stations that does play this vast a library of music. So, yesterday, if they weren't introducing stuff like Jars of Clay, they were bleeping out questionable material within songs. And this wasn't just a couple hours that they were doing this. It was the whole 24 hours that constituted yesterday. They even changed their website to include a banner announcing that they were now Chicago's Decent Rock and that portions of the website that existed may no longer be accessible while they do a thorough revamping. They even have a movie reviewer called "The Regular Guy" who speaks with a Southside Chicago accent while doing movie reviews (think the Superfans from Saturday Night Live). He does his reviews on Tuesday and Thursday. Instead of doing a review yesterday, he announced his new ratings system which harkens back to his Catholic school days of using the A,B,Cs. A are okay movies with subcategories depending on content (A-A, A-B, A-C, etc.). B movies require you going to confession. C movies mean you're condemned to hell, no questions asked. Then he went in and started listing recent movies that he would rate C and why. Like Starsky & Hutch for scantily clad women, swearing, and drug use. Ridiculous stuff like this.
Obviously it was an April Fool's prank. But just that they kept it going for so long without any error. It was beautiful. And, as would be expected, some jackasses with no common sense, would call up and complain and they played a montage of complaint calls this morning.
I was dying. Most exhaustively planned and executed April Fool's prank I've ever seen (or, more to the point, heard) in my life.
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride