Breck resident wins KBCO contest
BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge resident Linda Rogers is going across the world to see the Rolling Stones.
Last week, KBCO Radio gave away a trip to see the Rolling Stones in Japan to the ninth person who called when the DJ played “Jumpin Jack Flash.” Rogers made the winning call.
“They tell you when they’re going to play it,” she said. “It’s almost easy. It’s just not easy being the ninth caller.”
Rogers doesn’t usually participate in such contests, she said, but she’s a huge Rolling Stones fan.
“I really just did it because I love the Rolling Stones, and Tokyo will be awesome,” she said.
Rogers didn’t immediately know she was the ninth caller. When she asked the DJ, he asked her if her passport was current.
“And I just started screaming,” she said. “I couldn’t believe I actually won.”
Rogers won a trip for two, including round-trip airfare to Tokyo, ground transportation, hotel, and tickets to the show, said KBCO Promotions Director Alison Heller.
Rogers will go with her husband, Dean – who is the real reason she is now an avid Rolling Stones fan.
“He is just thrilled,” she said. “I always liked them, (but) he’s probably the main reason I got more into them. He’s a huge Stones fan.”
Getting the time off from work to go to Tokyo was easy, said Rogers, who works as an escrow closer at Work Land Title Guarantee Co. in Breckenridge.
“Everyone here knew I wanted to win it so bad,” she said.
Her co-workers even decorated Roger’s desk in celebration of the trip. When she came to work the next day, Roger found her desk covered with balloons, hot licks and a big bowl of rice with chop sticks.
“It made me cry,” she said.
As much as she and her husband are excited to see the Stones again (they just saw the band when they played in Denver earlier this month) they also are looking forward to touring Tokyo.
“We bought a translation book and a travel book because we have no idea what to do in Tokyo,” Rogers said.
The Tokyo trip was the first trip awarded during KBCO’s eight-week promotion “World Class Adventures.”
“For eight weeks, we’re sending KBCO listeners around the world on amazing and exciting adventures,” Heller said.
The station gave away its second trip Thursday to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.
For more information on KBCO’s World Class Adventures, visit the Web site http://www.kbco.com.
Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or email@example.com.
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