So you’re city’s weird?

  • February 13, 2006 at 9:24 am #1690
    Ceara MacKenna
    Participant

    If being put on hold isn’t annoying enough, having to be a captive audience to easy listening or classical cliches ad nauseam is. But a new program from the city may be music to some ears.

    Seattle is replacing Muzak with homegrown bands playing everything from soothing original piano compositions to hip-shaking Latin arrangements.

    Hoping to promote the city’s musical heritage and make those waits more tolerable, Seattle today debuted OnHold, a program that plays a rotation of tunes by local musicians during the 56 seconds the average caller must kill while trying to reach a real live person at the Seattle Public Utilities Call Center.

    –> more: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/259305…05_music13.html

    — > OnHold Music Podcasts (yes, podcasts based on the music you hear on the phone while holding) http://www.seattle.gov/onhold/

    February 13, 2006 at 9:37 am #2276
    VEST Paradox
    Participant

    That’s completely awesome!

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