We’re co-sponsoring Fox 26’s Big Game Party: Sunday, Feb. 5th at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus

Fox 26 Big Game Party Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017Authentic German cuisine, great German and domestic beer (plus a full bar), tons of prize giveaways, and the ability to watch the biggest sporting event of the year on multiple HDTVs? Sign us up!

It’s the Fox 26 Big Game Party, happening Sunday, February 5th at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus in Jacksonville. It’ll be held in the ballroom (just ask) with seven big screen TVs. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 2, with kickoff slated for 3:30.

Just check out the prizes that’ll be given away throughout the game:

  • A chance to win a new Harley Davidson Motorcycle, from D&S Harley!
  • Man Cave Starter Kit from Home of the Future, which includes a 50″ TV, a bar, and a Kegerator!
  • One of three 128GB iPad Air 2 tablets, courtesy of…well, us!

Plus there will be a Prize Wheel with additional giveaways. You’ll also have a chance to purchase tickets to this summer’s insanely popular Country Crossings Music Festival (July 27-30 at the Jackson County Expo) from festival co-sponsor Q100.3 Radio.

A buffet for $20 a person, or $8 for those under 12. A full bar will be open for your gametime refreshments. Call for Reservations 541-899-1000.


Sponsored by KMVU Fox 26, KISS FM, KOOL, KMED, Q100.3, The Valley, and Connecting Point.

 

On February 3rd, 2002, we ran the worst Super Bowl ad ever – on purpose.

A long time ago, in a retail landscape far, far away, we had this crazy idea for a Super Bowl spot.

The premise: We blew all the budget on the airtime, and left absolutely zilch for producing the commercial itself. That first part was absolutely accurate: Even though this spot only ran on the local FOX affiliate here in southern Oregon (KMVU FOX 26), it still cost…, well, it cost a lot. Like, budget-breaking, spreadsheet-crippling a lot.

But we wanted to give it a go, and arranged for a video shoot with a game FOX 26 crew. We shot it in our stockroom, throwing dead computer peripherals from a stepladder, and pulled in unwitting staff members as extras. The on-air “talent” was Connecting Point GM Jeff Thomas and Marketing Director Tom Pentland. The whole thing took roughly 15 minutes to shoot (at the most). During editing, the bilious fluorescent green and pink graphics were reluctantly added by some very skeptical pros in the FOX 26 video production department.

The result? What has to be one of the crappiest, ugliest, most unprofessional Super Bowl spots ever. It aired during the Big Game – Super Bowl XXXVI, in which the New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 – on February 3rd, 2002. You’re welcome!

On the eve of the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary, we thought it might be fun to revisit an earlier, more innocent time. Also, it serves as a sort of nostalgic snapshot of vintage computer gear, including the original “bubble back” iMacs. Enjoy.