The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 February 2008

"Playing what we want," indeed

If that particular bit of radio-format imaging struck you as just a hair authoritarian, you're ready for this: Jack FM in Russian.

Why, yes, they do stream. Here's what Sean Ross heard:

Only about four songs an hour are in English and there are definitely some '80s-sounding Russian music, but there's also a lot of traditional sounding balladry and a lot of more generic pop/rock that is hard to place in any particular decade. The English language songs I heard in my first half hour were Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and Bryan Ferry's "Slave To Love."

The first track I recognized was Blondie's "Call Me", followed not too closely by Tina Turner's "Private Dancer." Very Jack-ish.

If you're actually in Russia, you can hear the station on 89.9 in Moscow and on 91.1 in St. Petersburg.

Posted at 1:18 PM to Overmodulation

I love Jack FM. Yes, I know it's popular to bash it, but I can't get my 80s fix on any of the other stations around here.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 10:55 AM on 12 February 2008
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