• 09-02-2011, 02:22 PM
    Rae
    Give a shout out to yr hometown radio stations!
    I noticed a moment ago that my post count just hit 770 (well, I'm wrecking it with this post), the frequency of my favorite radio station in Minneapolis, 770 AM Radio K. That's KUOM out of the University of Minnesota, which has been solid ever since I was a kid but has been forced over the last six years to become a real niche station with the entry of another "independent" music station into our market, Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current. I really don't care for that station, but by monopolizing the more accessible side of independent music, it's made Radio K become a lot more experimental and better for it. Plenty of electronica, punk, and world music, awkward DJs, that AM sound, and oh yeah, tons of request hours! Viva Radio K!

    I also love to listen to

    89.9 KMOJ "The People's Station" - old school R&B community radio
    90.3 KFAI "Fresh Air Radio" - community radio with lots of world music, reggae, roots, zydeco, etc. (+ Democracy Now!)
    88.5 KBEM "Jazz and Traffic" - listener-supported jazz and Bluegrass Saturday Mornings

    There are other stations worth giving a shout-out to in Minneapolis (especially on the AM dial), but those are the only ones I can claim to honestly listen to on a regular basis so I'll stop there.

    Okay, now you go!

    ~Rae
  • 09-02-2011, 04:19 PM
    nobody
    How about a shout out to local bands?

    Here's a local group answering the musical question of what it would sound like if the Velvet Underground covered my favorite Beatles song:

    Seventeen | Sleepy Kitty

    <iframe width="400" height="100" style="position: relative; display: block; width: 400px; height: 100px;" src="http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2816879190/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0"><a href="http://sleepykitty.bandcamp.com/track/seventeen">Seventeen by Sleepy Kitty</a></iframe>
  • 09-02-2011, 05:30 PM
    Jack in Wilmington
    If I'm in the wife's car, it's XM Radio all the way. In my car it's

    WRTI (From the campus of Temple University) classical all day and jazz all night.

    WMGK for classic rock

    WXPN (From the campus of the University of Penn) for when I'm in the mood for some alternative rock
  • 09-02-2011, 05:47 PM
    Rae
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    How about a shout out to local bands?

    Okay, okay, that's never a bad thing, but what are the rad radio stations in yr town? God knows when I'll be driving through Grand Rapids or Lenexa or Corpus Christi or wherever and need to tune something in!

    ~Rae