Fans of Radio Show Purchase Billboard to Support Ongoing Joke

In what is almost surely a first in the broadcasting industry, fans of the "Opie and Anthony Show" contributed money to purchase a billboard advertisement - without the knowledge of the shows' stars.

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ORLANDO, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2005

In what is almost surely a first in the broadcasting industry, fans of the "Opie and Anthony Show" contributed money to purchase a billboard advertisement - without the knowledge of the shows' stars.

Fans calling themselves "The O&A Army" collected over $1,000 in a 3 day span to erect a large ad along Florida's All American Boulevard in the Orlando / Maitland area.

The ad's text makes reference to a continuing joke in which the hosts, Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, criticize commercial radio shows; often pointing out their hosts' hypocrisies.

Opie and Anthony then continue the joke by suggesting to the fans (Whom they call "pests") to call the offending shows, in the hopes of disrupting it.

The billboard purchased by the "pests" now commemorates a successful, multi-day disruption of local Orlando radio host.

When asked to comment, Hughes called the billboard "Classic," while co-host Jim Norton said it was simply "Phenomenal." (Incidentally, the billboard was put up on Norton's birthday.)

The Opie and Anthony Show can be heard 24 hours a day on XM Satellite Radio, channel 202, with a live broadcast from 7 A.M. to 11 A.M. Eastern Time, and repeating throughout the day.

The Opie & Anthony Army is made up of volunteer pests (fans) of the Opie & Anthony show and Army has no official affiliation with neither the Opie & Anthony Shown nor XM Satellite radio.

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The Billboard is yellow against black and says “Mr. Philips, The Pests win, you lose! Good day sir. The Opie & Anthony Army. Commemorating the PatBattle of O-town