For the fifth annual parade Saturday, our grand marshal and yours is thespyfm.com, the Oklahoma City-based radio station so cool, it now can be heard over the entire globe.
The shoes are extremely large to fill, but it is a complete honor and a huge boon for The Spy! said Ferris OBrien (pictured), owner and founder of thespyfm.com. The Gazettes Halloween Parade is not just fun for all, but yet another way to unify the city! He should know a little something about that. Last December, The Spys FM signal having been brought back from the dead of earlier incarnations abruptly went from the airwaves at KINB-FM 105.3 to online-only at thespyfm. com, due to a sale of the station that didnt take. What some may see as a downfall, OBrien saw as an advantage.
The future of radio does live online. Were ahead of the curve, OBrien said. Anyone whos still listening to terrestrial radio is doing so because they dont know any better or laziness.
Our terrestrial stations here are done, just because of the choice that is out there. I dont think (people) are aware of the hundreds of better ones in other terrestrial markets, and thousands of better ones on the Internet. Its ridiculous to think that a local, badly planned station can survive that.
We admire that indie spirit! After all, Gazettes Halloween Parade is all about celebrating the spirit of creativity and artistry that lives and breathes in our city, so to merge the two entities is a natural.
Come one, come all! said OBrien. Bwahha-ha-ha-ha!