Friday, February 18, 2011

Four for Fridays

Hello everybody! Yep another Friday is here and it's time for Four for Fridays! This week's questions are about the radio.

1) What is your favorite radio station?

2) Do you think the radio overplays songs?

3) If so, which ones?

4) What would you like to hear on the radio?

Enjoy your weekend!


SER said...

1) What is your favorite radio station?
100.3 The Rewind

2) Do you think the radio overplays songs?
Some stations do

3) If so, which ones?
Stations or songs???

4) What would you like to hear on the radio?
Not Christmas music

OrbsCorbs said...

1) I listen to the radio only in the truck, and then maybe only 10% of the time. I don't listen to music anywhere near as much as I used to. On the truck radio I have the HOG in memory and Gateway public radio (I like classical, too). More rock 'n roll than anything else, but I don't know that I have a favorite.

2) Yes, yes, yes! Radio plays the same songs over and over. Play lists have destroyed radio. They play the same two or three cuts from certain albums, ignoring 99% of the material out there. And the commercialization! I hate radio stations that yell at me. I'm better off listening to CDs.

3) Hit songs from the Boomer generation and beyond. Just because I like certain songs, doesn't mean I want to hear them over and over and over.

4) I remember "underground" radio from the 60's and 70's. The DJs played whatever they felt like and they read the commercials. I liked that.

RWWackoStu said...

1. 88.9 Radio Milwaukee

2. Hell YEs. Do we need to hear Katy Perry followed by Gaga followed by Bon Crapvi every hour on the hour, by 5 different stations?

3. see above!

4. Like orbs, a return to the days when the DJ's didnt have everything programed for them. I want my ipod on the radio. Play me something new, different, out of formula. Hell play a whole album every now and then. 88.9 is the closest I have found (other then wmse and xrt out of chicago) tot hat.

hale-bopp said...

1. The local public radio station (WUWM in Milwaukee, KUAZ in Tucson).

2. Wouldn't really know. I don't listen to commercial radio that plays music.

3. See #2

4. A show I used to listen to was Justice Talking, a show about legal issues. They had a 10 year run before going off the air and I miss that thoughtful analysis of legal issues I used to get on a regular basis.

Huck Finn said...

1. None, stone deaf

2. Yes

3. All the ones they are paid to promote.

4. Rock ballads

Toad said...

1. I guess It would be a Madison station.

2. No

3. N/A

4. More Cream

OKIE said...

1. KOMA oldies 92.5

2. Sometimes.

3. Songs I don't like.

4. That Rush Limbaugh got fired! ha ha.

lizardmom said...

1. 105.3 K-Love
2. no
3. n/z
4. more of the same

drewzepmeister said...

1) A toss up between 96.5 WKLH and 100.3 KSWD "The Sound" out of Los Angeles.

2) Definitely!

3) Tunes like "Purple Haze", "Stairway To Heaven" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" I'm getting tired of hearing. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE these tunes, but could the radio play something different?

4) I would like to hear radio stations dig deep into artists catalogs and bring up some great classic tunes. For example, instead of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)" could something off of their Animals album be played?

I did write a blog about this, you can read it here.

Sorry, that I unclear this morning. I can be quite tired at 5 AM.

kkdither said...

1. 101.1 from chicago
2. Yes, we miss a lot of good stuff, because someone deemed one track more worthy than another.
3. Most of them
4. The long tracks, the unusual. Yes, pre-programmed crap is tiring.

Pandora online is great. Type in a song you like, and they play "like" songs. It doesn't matter if it is from another country or classified a different genre. The more you tell it you like, the better the music you're offered.