Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio personalities include: Jeff Dugan, rebellious head of the radio station; Mother, who is burned out from being a DJ; Eric Swan, a self centered romantic who wants more than just being a DJ; The Prince of Darkness, the hip night DJ; and Laura Coe, the easy-going type. The movie focuses on the battle between Jeff and his corporate bosses, who want more advertising and less music.
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Much of the plot of the movie is about the management of the station resisting the push to change to stations format to include more commercials than music. Tom Petty, who has a cameo in the film, fought his own battle against his recorded label over the album "Hard Promises". The album had been given the superstar price of $9.89, versus $8.98. Petty balked at the change, threatening to hold up the album's release.
Much like the characters in FM, this stand won Petty a loyal fan base standing behind him in support. See more
The t-shirt Dugan after he gets out of bed early in the movie has the word "Hello" on the front but "Goodby" on the back, instead of "Goodbye". See more
What the hell are you doing in here?
I'm Regis Lamar, from Chicago.
Hell! I don't give a shit if you're the Messiah from Jerusalem come here to make my life perfect! Nobody walks in this booth when I am making my art. Nobody!
Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
(as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Courtesy of SHELTER Recording Co., Inc.
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