19 May 2005
Radio for people who used to like radio
Way back in the waning days of World Tour '02, I gave a shout-out to what sounded like some superior radio:
[A] salute to WDRV ("The Drive") in Chicago, the only station I've ever heard with the gumption to play both Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" and the McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" and the latter in its 3:45 stereo mix, at that.
[T]heir tagline is "we play anything". And so they do.
Recently I've heard, in a span of 15 minutes, sets of music containing both R.E.M. and Donna Summer. Bad Company and Wild Cherry. Beck, Bee Gees, and James Brown.
If any of the professional risk-avoiders who run Oklahoma City radio had the temerity to try something like this, the world would surely judder on its axis.
WRZA, not to be confused with the guy from Wu-Tang, is at 99.9 in Park Forest, Illinois; it has two translators farther north. Pray that they get a Webcast.Posted at 8:03 AM to Overmodulation