Oh boy. You had to know this–or something like it–would be coming along. So here it is: you know those Valentine’s Day MOS from one lover to another? Cute holiday junk that photogs grumble about, but not much more. Until now. Now they’re a holiday money machine!
KEYE/Austin’s selling shoutouts. “Can’t figure out what to give your love for Valentine’s Day? The old standby flowers and candy just won’t do? Come to the KEYE studios and record a special 10 second message for your Valentine that will air during commercial breaks in our local news (5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 10 p.m.) on Fri., Feb. 13. You’ll be able to select from three different backgrounds and record your special heartfelt message. When you leave, you will be handed a DVD of your message as a keepsake,” as the offer’s described on the station’s website.
$100 to talk on TV to your sweet love during the 5-7 a.m. show, $125 for the 5 and 6, and a whopping $200 if you want to dial up some romance at 10. Ah, love! (of money)
No worries, either… KEYE “accepts most major credit cards and cashier’s checks.”