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Fans of Eli Young Band Cause Server Crash

Posted by Christina Forte on 12/01/2010
The Q Morning Zoo, a radio show in Houston, TX recently launched their annual Gridiron Invasion with the prize being an acoustic performance by the Eli Young Band. As soon as voting opened up fans rushed to their computer and within 24 hours the site counted a huge 180,000 votes.
The next day the Atlanta server crashed leaving 86 radio stations, 15 TV stations, and 4 newspapers in the Cox Media Group without email or Internet access. The station was forced to shut down voting immediately to allow Cox Media Group to recover service.
"I've always known that the Eli Young Band is a big deal here in Texas, but this is ridiculous!  I've taken what happened as a sign that if I don't play EYB a lot, then something worse will happen," said Johnny Chiang, Cox Radio Houston Operations Manager. 

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