They produced and sold a CD that apparently paid for the Grand Prize...so in essence the listeners paid for it
Hometown favorites rock their way to $10,000 in spotlight on Maine music
Submitted by Sun Journal on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 00:14 http://www7.sunjournal.com/node/536[URL provided as a courtesy by Radio-Info]
PORTLAND — The crowd thronged forward as Dead Season lead singer Ian Truman gave a shout-out and high-fives to the fans who showed up en masse to support the Oxford-based band as it rocked its way to $10,000 in the first-ever 106.7 Bone Bash at The Gold Room in Portland.
Saturday's event featured three Maine bands chosen by more than 2,000 listener votes. It was the culmination of the radio station's three-month-long Rock ME Project that produced a CD featuring 15 original tracks from 11 Maine bands. The two other top bands who performed for the judges Saturday were L-A-based Civil Disturbance and Portland-based Fifth Freedom.
The prize money was sponsored by the radio station's parent company, Nassau Broadcasting, based in Princeton, N.J., and Mainely Wireless was one of the major sponsors of the CD released this fall as part of the project. "[EDIT-truncated as citation exceeds amount permitted under Fair Use]