These are (basically) the messages I found on our voice mail for Master Control yesterday (Saturday, 8/30/03)

Message #1:
I'm so-and-so, I can't pick up your station. Are you having trouble, or is it something on my end? My number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.

This message was the most appropriate. She had a legitimate concern, and wanted to know who had the problem. I didn't call her back; I left that to the engineers if they so chose to call.

Message #2
I'm so-and-so. Your station's been out for the better part of a week, and I'm wondering if I'll be able to pick it up again. I really like your programming, ya know? *wait* click.

Thanks. But you'll never get it back! hahahahahahaha. Well, maybe you will. Perhaps since it's been out for a week, we might be aware that there is a *MINOR* problem?

Message #3
I'm so-and-so. I live here. Your station doesn't come in. *wait* Bye.

What the hell is that? I get a name, where they live, and that they can't get the station (like that was hard to determine). But none of that helps me. I can't call back. I can't answer questions because I'm not actually talking to the person. Do they feel better because they left a message on a machine? Moron.

These are 3 of the 4 messages I received at work today (sat 8/30). Thanks for the useless drivel, the worthless crap, and .... gads I wanna hunt these fools down and shoot them. Boo hoo, so you can't watch a TV station off an antenna - get cable! Catch up to the 21st century, would you? Geez. Oh, and try calling during the week during regular business hours. That would be Mon-Fri between 8am and 5pm. You might get someone live to talk to - if you're lucky, someone.

So ends another useless rant. I just had to share this with whatever poor saps come by here :)