Two rather odd contests going on around here these days. One is being conducted by Fort Lauderdale radio station WFTL (850 AM), which is bringing Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the iron maiden of radio shrinks, to town. Schlessinger, whose show airs on WFTL from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays, is appearing at Coral Springs Center for the Arts for one show only on May 14 at 7:30 -- but the only way to get tickets is to listen to the station for contest calls or apply on-line.
Then there's Harry Potter. NBC’s Bonnie Hunt Show, Ellen and Extra are giving away a pair of tickets to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince...the premiere in London. (And yeah, they pick up the tab for everything, not just the movie.) What makes this interesting is that the NBC affiliates in just six cities are participating -- and one of them is South Florida's WTVJ-NBC 6. Watch Bonnie Hunt at 3 p.m, Extra at 4:30 p.m. or Ellen at 5 p.m. for "magic words" that you need to enter, then follow the instructions.
Even in the current stock market, my net worth is a little bit less than that of GE. Nonetheless, I've got some Harry Potter swag of my own to give away. To win a BluRay copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix or a cool Harry Potter pendant that can be used to turn annoying bosses, teachers, parents and/or siblings into toads, just send an email with "Glenn is cooler than Harry Potter" in the subject line to me at ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com. We'll close it on May 15 at 6 p.m. and the winner will be drawn at random.