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Old 07-09-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Radio sucks all around the country these days. I grew up listening to Vin Scelsa, Scott Muni, Meg Griffin etc. WNEW and 99X (before it became KISS-FM which I love too) were my favorite stations. Paco on KTU 92, great times.

It's just the Clear Channel-ification of America.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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Radio sucks all around the country these days. I grew up listening to Vin Scelsa, Scott Muni, Meg Griffin etc. WNEW and 99X (before it became KISS-FM which I love too) were my favorite stations. Paco on KTU 92, great times.

It's just the Clear Channel-ification of America.

So true. You might agree with this- Even the radio stations here in Austin stink.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Yeah, I never listen to the stations here in Austin though I have tried.

Either it's dirty south hip hip (awful), Spanish stations and BOB-FM (which isn't the worst thing).

I would take WBAB over Austin radio! Ha, not really. I forgot to mention that I do miss WPLR 99.1 in New Haven too. Do they still wig out on Friday afternoons?
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Yeah, I never listen to the stations here in Austin though I have tried.

Either it's dirty south hip hip (awful), Spanish stations and BOB-FM (which isn't the worst thing).

I would take WBAB over Austin radio! Ha, not really. I forgot to mention that I do miss WPLR 99.1 in New Haven too. Do they still wig out on Friday afternoons?
Yes they do Cardiff, yes they do. The good ol' wigmeister.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Sirius /XM Satellite radio!
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Austin
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After posting in this thread last week I decided to put the radio on for a few minutes on the way home. The first song I heard was a Milli Vanilli remix (I'm not kidding). I changed the station to find an old classic by England Dan and John Ford Coley.

I can't make this up! Thank heavens for my iPod (and Sirius in the wife's car)...
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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Agree with all of the sentiments expressed here. I stopped listening to commercial rock music radio at least 20 years ago.

Since I'm into progressive rock, I found that this genre was revived in the early 90's and still continues today, completely under the radar. I only listen to online stations now where I can hear new prog rock. There are some incredible bands out there that would sound fantastic on stations like WBAB, but you'll never hear them unless you go on the internet. It's a damn shame.

Another good genre I like which goes below the radar also is loosely categorized as "stoner rock." A lot of bands reviving the fuzzed out analog guitar sound of the 70's. A band like Spiritual Beggars has completely channeled the vibe of 70's Deep Purple. This stuff would sound killer blasting out of your car radio.

So for me, it's only CDs or internet radio if I want rock.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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After posting in this thread last week I decided to put the radio on for a few minutes on the way home. The first song I heard was a Milli Vanilli remix (I'm not kidding). I changed the station to find an old classic by England Dan and John Ford Coley.

I can't make this up! Thank heavens for my iPod (and Sirius in the wife's car)...
Driving back from Sandy Hook yesterday was torture. Traffic was great...but my Ipod connector went dead and was forced to listen to commercial radio....just awful! One more Lady Gaga song and I was going to drive off the Varranzano!
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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Radio sucks all around the country these days. I grew up listening to Vin Scelsa, Scott Muni, Meg Griffin etc. WNEW and 99X (before it became KISS-FM which I love too) were my favorite stations. Paco on KTU 92, great times.

It's just the Clear Channel-ification of America.
yep. ! No personalities anymore. Just stupid banter in the morning.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, FL & Floral Park, NY
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I can hit scan on the radio and it will go through all the band and there is really nothing good on at all. These stations are the pits. I am glad my car has sirius but my wife's car is brutal when I have to drive.
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