Friday, June 13, 2014

Radio's Triskaidekaphobia Tactics

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday. The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom "Friday" is named in English and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví, and dekatreís (meaning "thirteen") attached to phobía. The latter word was derived in 1911and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953.

Blair Garner from America's Morning Show on NashFM tempted fate by broadcasting from under a ladder.

In Atlanta, WSTR 94.9 FM's Jimmy demonstrated what he thought of Friday the 13th.  He opened an umbrella, broke a mirror and walked under a ladder in the Star 94 Studio Friday.

By the way, not only is today Friday the 13th but there's a full moon. The next one won't happen again until August 13, 2049!

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