Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wireless Flash Turns 25 Tomorrow (Aug. 11)

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tomorrow (Aug. 11) marks a weird event in the world of journalism: Wireless Flash News Service is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Since August 11, 1980, Wireless Flash has been supplying self- generated offbeat pop culture news to hundreds of media outlets around the world including The Tonight Show, The Late Show, the New York Daily News and various wacky morning radio shows.

The service is the brainchild of Patrick Glynn, who sees Wireless Flash as the alternative to Associated Press and Reuters, which, in his words, “just regurgitate the same crap.”

Some of the more offbeat stories that have been discovered by Wireless Flash staffers include a report on how pregnant women can predict their baby’s sex by urinating on Drano and the Washington man who once offered $1 million to anyone who could give him a baby Bigfoot.

But while Glynn and his staff pride themselves on delivering news that is “first, fresh and freaky,” Wireless Flash isn’t for everyone.

As proof, Glynn cites the outcry that occurred when Wireless Flash did a story about Princess Di’s gynecologist that ended with the line, At your cervix, your majesty.

(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
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