American Eagle Outfitters is playing Arcadia’s songs in 954 stores across the nation—starting Oct. 21 and running for a month—thanks to ARC (Arcadia Radio Club) President Melissa Leon. “Millions will see this on their video screen in the stores. I think it is great publicity for Arcadia as it is being shown to potential future students. We share the screen with Boston University. In the past, they showed play lists from Berkley, UCLA, and the University of Notre Dame. I think we are in very good company,” says Leon.
“Over the summer, I saw college radio clubs’ playlists being played in American Eagle Outfitter stores on their TV screens.” Leon ended up contacting another college and sending a certified letter to the corporate headquarters of American Eagle. “Two days after they received it, Meghan Lueck from American Eagle called and said we won! They loved our playlist and our enthusiasm. They are going to play the songs that we selected in their stores for a month. They will have a little subtype at the bottom of the screens in the stores saying the song title along with ‘Arcadia University’s College Radio Playlist.’ This is amazing publicity for Arcadia, as it will play across the country in their major stores.”