Friday, July 13, 2012

STUPID DJ TRICKS: Part 21

Bob Hannah was on 107.3 WAAF doing overnights from 2003 into 2006, then moved to 7pm-12m from 2006-2009. He was quickly picked up for some fill-in work at 104.1 WBCN and sister station 100.7 WZLX. I have heard that he's back at WAAF for  Saturday mornings 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM but I've not confirmed that. Bob Hannah was really famous in 2007 for doing something really dumb. Why he did it we do not know. He later said that he just thought it was funny, but that's what ichthyophiliacs* always say.

Maybe it was a fundamental misunderstanding of how social media works, or maybe Bob really likes attention.  He simply replaced his normal head-shot on Myspace with a picture of him naked, using a dead fish to cover his groin area.  The only problem here is that this maneuver posts that same photo to your "friend's" pages. So while that's fine for most "friends,"  it may not be appropriate for all "friends." Because not everyone wants to see a half naked man wearing a fish. Fishermen pose with their catch all the time in Boston. They usually don't do it naked.

In this case the wrong "friend" was the Attleboro Police Department. Oops. As to exactly why they took the page down, police Capt. George Bussiere said  “Research found that it wasn’t meeting the criteria we had hoped it would meet...” There is a man with a gift for understatement.

*I made up that word.