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23 July 2010 @ 02:04 pm
And there goes another radio station  
I'm running out of radio stations I'm willing to listen to.

I dropped WDVX (Americana -- bluegrass, some country, that sort of thing) several years ago because the morning DJ made some really racist remarks at a WDVX-sponsored fundraiser, and I never even got a courtesy response to my letter of complaint.

The AM Music of Your Life (big band era) station switched over to modern country about a year ago.

I stopped listening to WUOT (NPR) a few months ago after they fired one of the announcers for reasons I can't discuss because she's still looking into her legal options.

The station that was carrying the True Oldies satellite feed just switched over to conservative talk radio.

JACK-FM plays a reasonable (for me) assortment of music, despite their persona of annoying teenage boy ("Jack-FM. Playing what we want." "If you call Jack-FM with a request, you'll get our sympathy. But not much else." "Because 'playing what we want' is Jack-FM's answer to pretty much everything."). Until day before yesterday, when I heard, "Yeah, you're annoyed because we wouldn't play your request. But we're at your sister's house, so we win."

The only stations left are either Christian, conservative talk radio, sports talk radio, modern country, and Spanish. The Spanish station, WKZX, is good, but -- and I realize this is a pretty sorry reason to switch channels -- they have a very limited selection of advertisers, and I get tired of hearing the same ads three times in my 40-minute drive to work. Although the one from the spiritual counselor promising to relieve suffering caused by witchcraft and sorcery is intriguing. No, really, it actually says "No sufre mas de brujeria o hechiceria; llame a ...."

I think I'm going to start carrying CDs. Or books on CD.
 
 
mujetdebois on July 23rd, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, in the car, many MP3 players and not just ipods have an adapter wherein you plug the adapter into the cigarette lighter in your car, and then, program a specific radio station and hit the play button on your player basically creating a mini radio station in your car.

If you were at the office or at home I would have suggested streaming Pandora radio.

Alternatively I do not know what types of public radio are available in your city, we have 3 options here in Philly, One is all talk, one splits it's air time between jazz and classical and the one I usually listen to plays light alternative and emerging artist.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on July 24th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
I was going to suggest Pandora as well, till I remembered that over the last couple of weeks at work, I've been just about ready to quit listening to Pandora because of all the advertising. I'm just not ready to pay for radio right now. So I guess I'll try some webradio & podcasts first. Then I'll probably give in and pay for Pandora.
mujetdebois on July 24th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I actually paid for the one year Pandora subscription, it's about the same price as an NPR membership. The desktop app that comes w/the paid subscription is pretty neat, though it doesn't function as well w/ Windows 7 as it did with XP or on Mac's Snow Leopard