…”We don’t know if Extra-Terrestrials are real, but according to you, there’s a fifty four percent chance…”
From Contributor Antonio Dell’Agio.
When we received this aircheck, we were contacted by the contributor who said that the creator of this piece (and legendary programmer) Les Garland wished to donate it to our site. We’re incredibly thankful and humbled that Mr. Garland would think enough of this site to have it placed here. Or, as our contributor writes,
“I got it from Les Garland’s personal collection. I’m Les Garland’s assistant. Garland was the one who asked me to contact you to post it. He’s asked me to contact you now as well to set the record straight haha.
Garland did indeed conceive and write the piece, and was awarded a Clio for it. And that is Paul Frees’ voice.”
This was aired sometime after Close Encounters became a blockbuster hit in 1977. Now, what station would DARE broadcast eight seconds of dead air – for ANY reason? Not today! Its a prime example of a creative promotion department doing something unique.