Never has dead air been so, well, cute.
A small visitor to NPR headquarters for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Thursday managed to push a few buttons and interrupt Morning Edition for a full minute.
Pretty soon, the internal memo about the hitch hit Gawker. And, appropriately, the Twitterverse chuckled.
NPR stations have a minute of dead air yesterday – a kid on tour with Take Your Kid to Work Day "touched some buttons". Love it.
— joan brown (@jmbbrown) April 29, 2016
But at least one listener wasn’t impressed.
Today, someone's kid caused a minute of dead air on NPR on take your child to work day, making it indistinguishable from regular programming
— Eastwood (@Eagle_Vision) April 29, 2016
A few NPR staffers weighed in.
— Lulu Garcia-Navarro (@lourdesgnavarro) April 29, 2016
@Sonari – a minute and a half of dead air? Yeah, I kinda think so.
— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) April 29, 2016
And the kids weren’t just getting into trouble, they had other fun too.
— Beth Novey (@BethNovey) April 28, 2016
No one knows exactly who pushed the button to stop the broadcast, but one thing’s for sure.
Wasn't my kid https://t.co/oDGQrZl3yL
— Eyder Peralta (@eyderp) April 28, 2016