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I Rediscovered The Joy Of Listening To The Radio

I rediscovered the joy of listening to the through my cellphone. I remember back in the day, I would have my radio on for almost the whole day during my rest days from school. I would have my radio on when I was getting ready for the day and in fact when I got home the first thing that I turned on was my radio. I usually listened to a lot of and then I discovered and so I listened to hip hop and rnb stations.

Nowadays though, I listen to a wide range of music so the radio stations that I listen to are also of different music genres. One thing that I don't miss though are very talkative disc jockeys or radio jocks who think that the nonsense that they say is something that I want to listen to. Memo to the over-rated disc jock... quit your babbling and start playing music!!! Video didn't kill the radio star, it was the dumb dj that killed radio!!! Oh, well, radio won't die in my book!

Anyway my fellow PPers, Do you still listen to the radio to hear your favorite music? What radio stations do you listen to? Please feel free to share.



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Scorpie wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:32 PM

I have Sirius radio which I use every day. One in the car, one in the camper and one in the house. I stick with classic vinyl and classic rock.

BarbRad wrote on August 8, 2014, 9:47 PM

I mostly listen to talk shows, especially our local station which discusses local issues. If I want music, I plan CDs. They don't have commercials.

LoudMan wrote on August 8, 2014, 10:04 PM

Amarillo College's FM-90 here. It's at 89.9 on the dial and they play everything. College students run it and it's part of the joy to hear new students being all nervous and flubbing things up while still trying to be funny. I actually miss them when I'm out of town.

LoudMan wrote on August 8, 2014, 10:06 PM

...and of course, thank you for this entry into the contest.

FourWalls wrote on August 8, 2014, 10:56 PM

I listen to WDVX out of Knoxville, Tennessee. It's a public radio station, and I not only listen, I support it. It's the only traditional broadcast radio station I listen to with any regularity.

I have an app on my phone, TuneIn, and it has genre-specific options for listening to online stations. There's also a site called Radio 365 that has genre-specific stations. I find the genre-specific stations are better than telling I Heart Radio an artist then they start playing people who are a 180-degree from the artist you picked.

vserrao1 wrote on August 9, 2014, 10:21 AM

I do have to disagree. I love the talkative disk jockey because they keep me up to date with the goings on of the music genre. The disc jockey also makes me want to listen to the radio station more often.

inertia4 wrote on August 9, 2014, 11:34 AM

allen0187 I have always loved listening to the radio. And I also hates those stupid DJ's that thought they we cool. They have talk radio for all that stuff. Thats why I love Satellite radio, no commercials. Just pure music. And of course, internet radio. The radio stations we still have here are all garbage still and those DJ's just keep on talking In a given hour, they might play like 2 or 3 songs. Why bother listening. I use my phone and my internet for my music.

AliCanary wrote on August 9, 2014, 12:10 PM

I will go through phases--I listen to the radio for a while--weeks or months--until the same old songs being played drives me nuts, and then I will switch to CDs for weeks or months, and then I will realize I don't any current stuff and switch back. Repeat cycle ad infinitum. Although I like MANY different kinds of music, from blues to rap to classical to disco, I usually listen to Top 40 stuff on the radio. Right now, my favorites are "Am I Wrong" by Nico and Vinz, "Chandelier" by Sia, "Latch" by Sam Smith and "Come Get it Bae" by Pharrell.

allen0187 wrote on August 11, 2014, 9:09 PM

I know classic rock but classic vinyl, no idea, what that is? Care to elaborate and educate Scorpie ?

allen0187 wrote on August 11, 2014, 9:21 PM

Good point about listening to CDs instead of the radio BarbRad . At least, you get to listen to music that you want and like! I listen to talk shows and news programs on radio as well but not as much as I want to.

allen0187 wrote on August 11, 2014, 9:27 PM

Oh wow! I miss college radio. Our college had its own radio station being managed by the Mass Communications Department. It was fun listening to the student disc jocks trying to sound all so serious on air! LOL!

allen0187 wrote on August 11, 2014, 9:29 PM

To each his own vserrao1 !

allen0187 wrote on August 12, 2014, 10:09 PM

I have to check that TuneIn app that you wrote about. Sounds interesting.

allen0187 wrote on August 12, 2014, 10:18 PM

My thoughts exactly about those DJs inertia4 ! Pure music, no commercials, no DJs, no interruptions... my idea of aural heaven!

allen0187 wrote on August 12, 2014, 10:20 PM

I know what you mean. Hearing the same old music can be tiring indeed. Hence, I listen to new acts or unsigned artists/bands.

Thanks for the comment AliCanary .