Music and Words

October 30, 2009

Radio Rant

Filed under: Music,Words — melomania @ 7:44 pm

I hate listening to the radio, but I do it all the time. I like listening to new music, and I’ll never get exposed to new music if I’m constantly listening to my iPhone. What I hate about it is the people. I mean the DJs, the talking heads, whatever. As soon as you start to talk, I change the station. I never want to hear what you have to say. At best, it’s stupid. At worst, it infuriates me.

For example, we have one station in town that plays Top 40 hits. Their morning show was recently voted the Best of Tucson. (I found out about this while listening to the one morning show that I actually can stand. There is one.) This particular radio station’s morning show isn’t even based in Tucson anymore – they’ve moved to Phoenix. Which explains why they never talk about the traffic report during the rest of the show. These two guys and whichever girl is currently on there are AWFUL. Absolutely horrible. They do these gimmick days where they have contests on the show, and that is basically their entire entertainment value. Like on Confession Wednesday, they have people call in and confess something to them, and the person with the most shocking confession is winner. For one thing, how can you top it week after week? And for another, WHO CARES?

They don’t talk about anything even remotely important, and like I said, they sound stupid at best. They never play music in the mornings, apparently preferring to just hear themselves talk. And sound stupid.

This same radio station puts Ryan Seacrest on in the afternoons. Really? Because that’s just what you need – MORE radio personalities with ego problems. Who also aren’t in Tucson.



  1. I discover new music occasionally on the iTunes music store these days. I’ve also used Pandora in the past, but it just keeps putting too much of the same stuff in over and over.

    Also, XM Radio is a huge improvement over FM. We had that for a while, and FM is even more painful now. There are some stations that have ads still, but not typically as many as FM. There are also some DJs, but they usually keep their mouths shut more than the FM ones.

    I have an XM Radio I could sell you cheap. Service is ~$13/month if they haven’t changed it.

    Comment by fitzage — November 2, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  2. I’m guessing, given the shitty quality of your car stereo, you could also get a way with the Sirius/XM radio iPhone app (costs almost as much as the full subscription, though), or the Pandora iPhone app.

    Comment by fitzage — November 2, 2009 @ 9:46 am

  3. My friend introduced me to “Jack” and “Jill” FM radio stations. You’ll have to look it up to see if they have them in your area but they are stations with no DJ’s. Refreshing.

    Comment by Junket — November 6, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

  4. I like using Pandora too; I just need to get in the habit of using the iPhone app while I’m in the car. The long morning commute needs something good.

    Comment by Stephanie Bowyer — November 8, 2009 @ 12:22 am

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