Top 12 Stories of 2012 at wbkr.com
Today, as the year 2012 winds down, we visit wbkr.com to see what were the most popular posts on the site for 2012. Here they are top to bottom.
Who could have predicted that Hunter Hayes would be the most visited post on wbkr.com during the year 2012. It started with Dave Spencers "Clash in the Country" between Hunter Hayes and James Wesley last March. Since then it has had 14,930 visitors.
After bravely battling cancer for a long time, McLean County's Lane Goodwin lost his fight in October. WBKR tracked the joy the "Thumb's Up" campaign brought Lane. Annie Jenkins' October 17 post was viewed by 9,474.
3. Dave Spencer writes Fly the Coop…Montego Bay, Jamaica Is Calling [VIDEO]
Early in 2012 WBKR was giving away a trip to Jamaica. Dave, who always looks a something with a little tick, spoke about his mother's car and an Enya tune before finally showing a video of Montego Bay. 6,417 found it intriguing.
4,530 people viewed the Christmas Wish pages this year. The campaign, which met over 1,100 requests, could be contacted through our website where the majority of the views occurred.
Jaclyn Graves put out the word the kids were missing on April 25th. 3,925 viewers checked out the story. Fortunate;y, the kids were found the next day unharmed.
3,509 fans viewed this page and as it turns out neither song did anything chart-wise.Fans of Cloverdayle and Payton Raeneed to try harder.
When I wrote this story in September I had no idea whatsoever it would be viewed by 3,197 people! I am always jokingly saying no one wants to read what I have to say, but in this case you did. Thanks.
Chad broke the news in March that August's Big O Music Festival would star Blake Shelton, biggest name in Country in 2012.2,714 had a look.
Way ahead of everyone else, in January, Chad Benefield writes about Pat Sajak's kiddo starting a country career. Not much has happened so far. In fact, the WBKR post is the highlight. 2, 564 viewed the post. Well, maybe not -- the You Tube video has over 115,000 viewings.
Two newbies Rick Monroe and Jason Thomas (sounds like two deejays) face off in July. And, yet 2, 512 watched anyway.
Chad stirred up a hornet's nest in January after returning from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital radiothon orientation. He had some "fatherly" advice for Country singer Lauren Alaina after observing her actions.
There you have it. What a great year. And, tomorrow we start an all-new one!
Happy New Year!!