Monday, February 1, 2010

New Footsoldiers Mission, Parachute videos, and more!

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There is a new Footsoldiers mission for you all to participate in! Head over to the newly-christened and still-under-construction Switchfoot Footsoldiers HQ to participate! Please make sure you comment letting us know what you've been working on!

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Next up, we have some videos (finally!) from the Parachute festival in New Zealand. Check 'em out

Your Love Is a Song



"Meant to Live"



"Dare You to Move"



^Now that's a great crowd! New Zealanders know how to rock!

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And here's an older video, but it's still pretty amazing.

"Hello Hurricane" from Montreal



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Here's a new interview video with Jon Foreman and Drew Shirley from Explore Music. If you like the whole label situation story, you'll enjoy the first part of this interview; Jon talks in some detail about it. The interviewer seems really into it!





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CHARTS

Forgot to update on the Charts situation from last week. So here is how Switchfoot did on Billboard this past week:

"Mess of Me"

Alternative Songs: 17
Rock Songs: 26
Christian Songs: 43
Christian Rock Airplay: 1 (7 weeks at No. 1 now)
Christian CHR Airplay: 27

"Always"

Christian Songs: 21
Christian CHR Airplay: 28

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SUPPORT

First of all, a slew of new rock stations played "Mess of Me" yesterday. BE SURE to request "Mess of Me" on all of these links!

WTKX (Pensacola) (Active Rock)

WKDX (Pittsburgh) (Alternative)

WFTK (Cincinnati) (Active Rock)

WRXS (Columbus) (Alternative)

WRZX (Indianapolis) (Alternative)

KTEG (Albuquerque) (Alternative)

WTFX (Louisville) (Alternative)

Also, some Canadian stations:;

CKBW/Bridgewater
CHXX/Quebec City
TAG RADIO X/Gatineau-Ottawa
IGNITE 107/Winnipeg
CFOX/Vancouver
RADIO X Network
ENERGIE 2 SIRIUS

And, as usual:





Please also go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with! Your calls are INSANELY IMPORTANT!

HERE are some request links you can do online if you can't reach a phone. Please be SURE to fill out a few of these links every day, especially the ones at or near your area! It is our collective efforts that will ensure the success of this and any future Switchfoot single.

All the station links posted below are guaranteed to have played the song at least once.

Format: ALTERNATIVE

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KRAB (Bakersfield)

KNXX (Baton Rouge)

WBTZ (Burlington)

WKQX; Text: 99161 (Chicago)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

CIMX (Detroit)

WKRK (Detroit)

KFRR (Fresno)

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WXNR (Greenville)

WMRQ (Hartford)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

WTZR (Johnson City)

KFTE (Lafayette)

KXTE (Las Vegas, NV)

KROQ; Alternate Link (Write-in request); text 25767 (Los Angeles)

KYSR (Los Angeles)

WEQX; Alternate Link(Manchester)

WBRU; Survey (New England)

WRRV (New York)

WRFF (Philadelphia)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

WRXL Alternate Link (Richmond)(Richmond)

WZNE (Rochester)

KRZQ (Reno)

WDYL (Richmond)

KCXX; Alternate Link (Riverside)

XTRA (San Diego)

KBZT (San Diego)

Sirius Alt Nation

KZBD (Spokane)

KPNT; Alternate Link; Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WSUN (Tampa)

KFMA (Tuscon)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)


Format: ACTIVE

KQXR (Boise)

WLFE (Burlington)

WFTK (Cincinnati)

WXQR (Greenville)

KILO (Colorado Springs)

WYBB (Charleston)

WRUF (Gainesville)

KMRQ (Modesto)

WJRR (Orlando)

KCLB (Palm Springs, CA)

KIOZ (San Diego)

WFXH (Savannah)

WBSX (Wilkes-Barre)

WIYY (Baltimore)

WFXH(Savannah)

WLZX (Springfield, MA)


Format: ROCK

WQBK(Albany)

KUFO (Portland)


Format: HOT AC

KQKQ (Omaha)

KUCD (Honolulu)


Format: AAA

WRXP (New York)

OTHER ONLINE SUPPORT

- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown

- WRRV Buzz Cut

- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8

- TVU Live

- NEW WLUM Milwaukee

- Alternative Addiction: What we need to do is,

- Fill-in vote "Mess of Me" in the box, after voting for one of the artists already in the countdown.

THEN

- Request the song here. Scroll down, then simply press the "request" link.

- The Christian Rock 20 Poll. (NO. 1!)

- RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted. We still have the top spot! Well done! Let's keep it that way!

- Steelroots

4 comments:

matt said...

Matt said...
I live in Lansing, Michigan. 5 minutes from the State Capital and 10 minutes from Michigan State University.

We have a new Alt Rock station---94.1 FM The Edge---and they just began playing Mess Of Me. It is in very light rotation...but it just started...I know Mess Of Me is getting a lot of airplay in neighboring cities (Detroit, Grand Rapids). How do I increase the airplay here in Lansing?
Can you add it to the request list here on your site?
Any advice you can give would be great!
The station's website is:
www.941theedge.com

Thanks!

Matt

Job said...

@Matt, will add it tomorrow! Thanks buddy!

Alex said...

great new interview with Switchfoot you should embed, one of their deepest for this record.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT5ucZc_teM

Job said...

Got it Alex! Thanks!