April Fool’s Day Radio Commercials

Enjoy a chuckle, courtesy of Howard Hughes Appliance, TV, and Sleep Shop

For the past seven years, Don Frei at Howard Hughes Appliance, Television, and Sleep Shop has celebrated April 1st by injecting a little levity into our listeners’ lives with a selection of commercials about fanciful products to improve their lives. I’ve had the pleasure of writing and producing these spots with Don and his co-workers at the store.

When we introduced the first ads in 2014, the store received dozens of phone calls and visits from listeners responding to the campaign. Most of them simply wanted to thank Don for giving them something to enjoy. But a few wanted to learn more about the “products” being advertised!

Some of my personal favorites over the years:

  • pet-drying attachment for clothes dryers
  • self-cleaning refrigerator
  • BBQ dryer sheets
  • refrigerator/freezer planters
  • fun with microwave oven (including “Peep-jousting”)

This year, Don is introducing a new accessory for digital televisions, the Remote-a-Roma®.  Just press play to hear all about it.


Happy April 1st from an advertiser who enjoys sharing a little levity with our listeners, and from all of us at your Pullman Radio Stations.

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Rod Schwartz backed into a lifelong career in radio advertising in 1973 in Springfield, Illinois. He became sales manager for the Pullman Radio Group in 1979 and served in that position until 2006. He continues to serve clients in the region as the stations’ senior account executive. Since 1991, Rod and his family have operated Grace Broadcast Sales, providing short-form syndicated radio features to radio and TV stations across the U.S. and Canada. An avid photographer, Rod shares some of his favorite images of the Palouse at PalousePics.com.