|Posted by Danny Mendez on August 9, 2012 at 2:30 AM|
What a strange, long trip it’s been Jungle Junkies…UJR is going through some crazy but wonderful growing pains as of late but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sponsorship for UJR is something that I’ve painstakingly thought about almost since day one of knowing we have something special here. There are a lot of pluses and minuses to taking on a sponsor and for the longest time I’ve opted to stay away from sponsorship despite a few difficult to resist offers. My biggest issue with taking on a sponsor is having to yield to what the sponsor thinks is acceptable which may not often be within the scope of our operation. Urban Jungles Radio is built upon being edgy, different, and basically my playground to have some fun with and learn a few new things along the way. I love the fact that if I feel like cursing I curse, and if I feel like pranking, or laughing about something completely ridiculous with my friends there’s nothing to keep me from doing so. I love that no topic on UJR is taboo, it’s our biggest strength as an entertaining show and something I’m not willing to compromise on. For the longest time I thought I would never feel comfortable taking on a sponsor because of the restriction that come along with it. But that was before I realized there are so many awesome like-minded people out there, enter Ben Siegel.
I realized that by seeking out a company that I thought embodied the basic, fun-loving nature of UJR sponsorship wouldn’t mean limitations but instead opportunities, newer greater ones to be precise. I ran to Ben with my ideas and he of course agreed; now you get to reap the benefits of a great friendship and great minds taking things to a newer level. For those of you not familiar with Ben Siegel Reptiles, it is easily the premier Reptile Store in the country. It’s a place where I feel quite comfortable sending someone because of the combination of high-quality captive born animals often not found elsewhere as well as his knowledgeable and purely awesome staff. Ben Siegel Reptiles embodies what most shops should strive for as retailers or wholesalers; much like everything else we recommend here at UJR it’s the best of the best. Ben Siegel realizes the importance of conservation and proper animal care as well as responsible ownership, all qualities we firmly require of anyone associated with the UJR brand.
So with this Blog I make it official that we have taken on our first sponsor and I’m proud to say it’s the one and only Ben Siegel Reptiles out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. In combination with Ben Siegel Reptiles and perhaps other sponsors in the near future, we plan on bringing you the next level entertainment and knowledge you’d’ expect. We plan on continuing the greatness you know and adding on so much more! Be sure to stay tuned and also drop by Ben Siegel Reptiles by visiting them on Facebook or on the web at AlbinoNile.com
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Let me know what you think of the new Blog and thanks for listening to UJR, stay tuned for an amazing month!