Crappy town logo

Crappy town logo

A radio station in Seattle is running a promotion that labels Iowa’s capital city as one of the “crappiest towns” in the country.

 The contest on radio station KBKS will send the prize winner to Des Moines to see the Black Eyed Peas at the Iowa Events Center.

On-air promos tell listeners they’ll see a “cool band in a crappy town.” Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau President Greg Edwards says he’s hoping to meet the contest winners.

“We are going to track who the winners are and hopefully greet them when they arrive in Des Moines,” Edwards said. “We’ll make sure they’re well accommodated and when they return to the cloudy, boring, gray city of Seattle they can happily report what a great city Des Moines was.” The Black Eyed Peas concert in Des Moines is scheduled for March 25.

Radio Iowa’s Pat Curtis reports on the Seattle station promotion: Pat Curtis report :56 MP3