Radio Stations You Should Be Listening to:
Recommending listening material is always a volatile subject. What we
listen to is highly personalized, and of course, your music is cooler
than everyone else's. With that, we venture:
C89.5: This is a public
station with one type of music - hyper-peppy. They only play dance and
party tracks 24/7, whether it's Saturday night or Monday morning. So,
you get a bunch of munged synthesized versions of rock and pop classics
that sounds vaguely familiar to your regular favorites. The redeeming
aspect of this station is, since it's public, there are no ads, so
you're listening to 57 minutes of aerobic-worthy music per hour.
KRKO: This is one of those stations
that is so far out, it's actually in. They play the favorites of the
crusty old-farts, the same old tunes you'd hear playing at the Eagle or
the VFW, the type of stuff the WWII crowd digs. Their music is like
playing the accordion, where it's so dorky, it's actually kinda cool.
KKNW: This little station
works on a different model. This station sells its air time to the
public. Anybody with the bucks can put together their own package, get
on the radio, and then design their own program and sell air time. So,
what you get is a bunch of alternative talk radio subjects too fringe
for regular radio. With a bunch of different programming by all sorts
of people, you get the mix of viewpoints that makes it interesting.
There are some people with good information and thoughtful perspectives,
and other programs where you just gotta wonder what color is the sky in
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