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Monday, August 15, 2005

Geezer's problem

In the car last night, I accidentally hit the wrong button, and lo and behold, there was a Portland FM radio station that I could actually tolerate for more than a single between-commercials segment. I had it on during the drive to work today, too, and it's still good.

The scary part, though, is that it's KNRK. There I was with "E-Pro" on at full blast cruising over the Marquam in my 1995 Honda Accord. That's just wrong.

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*chuckle* I hear that a lot, actually, from people who outright hated its previous incarnation. I keep wondering how long they're going to be able to do it "right" in the current broadcast-business environment...

Yeah...that's wrong. But what's REALLY wrong is giving up on the radio dial altogether and blasting that Iron Butterfly casette you picked up at a garage sale for a quarter. In-a-gadda-da-vida, baby...

When I listen to radio (which isn't often, mind you), it's KNRK. And I don't pretend to be even close to their demographic.

And yep - it surprised the hell out of me too when I made the switch a few months ago...

I heard them talking about Cake today and thought immediately of the Whimster...

Jack, Iím glad youíre enjoying the car radio but the real musical news in this town was Little Richard at the Bite on Saturday night. Legendary.

The morning show is music. No whacky morning crew, just music and a little news. What a concept.

It did get a whole lot better after they got rid of that jack ass. The idiot in the afternoon playing the tapes of prisoners getting tortured over in Iraq..I am glad that they decided to change their ways but when the shows involved stupid things like that I dont think they had much of a choice. I mean what kind of Idiot plays something like that as a joke?

As a bonus, they stream live over the internet. Not that I listen to KNRK at work or anything...all the time. I'm just sayin'.

I heard a bunch of great tunes on Sunday on KNRK including On the Bus by The Replacements - don't hear that on the radio every day.

jack,
try the "8 at eight", an eight AM themed set of songs. I listen to it when I take my son to school.

Really creative. Sometimes eight songs on food. Sometimes on love. Sometimes bands who had a lead singer commit suicide. Sometimes other things.

Also find the woman (forget her name, sorry) who plays an "indy" show with a focus on Portland bands.

A really, really good local station.




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