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Music Radio and its Many Styles

We’re finally back to the music.

Click here for this week’s episode.

After a few weeks of Marot Memos only, I produced a fun, varied music show – only to include the wrong link! You may have noticed last week that if you clicked on the hyperlink, it went to the old Russell Baker show. Rather than put you behind the 8-ball this week with another new episode, I’m linking to the right one this time. 

This may not mean anything to you, but if it does, it’s worth saying. My love of music is pretty diverse – rock ‘n’ roll, folk rock, soul, Motown, jazz, I could go on. But one style of radio that I like is the FM rock radio of the late 60s/early 70s. It kind of fits my vibe as a person. I’m not the wild screecher that someone like Alan Freed was, and though I love Wolfman Jack, that’d come off pretty disingenuous (have a listen if you’ve never heard him – he’s cool and his music taste is superb). What I heard recently while digging around old airchecks (archives of radio shows) online is a great station called WNEW-FM. They had jocks who were pretty low-key, loved the music, and weren’t afraid to talk politics, tell stories, or rap about life philosophies. That’s something I’ve unwittingly been doing on my show, even though it’s not what we really hear on the radio today. I mean – where have YOU heard a mix of politics, stories, philosophy, and music on the actual dial? I appreciate the leap you take with me every time I make a left turn to some book I’m reading, some issue that’s on my mind, etc. It makes for something unique!

Anyway, thank you for listening to my little internet radio show. I appreciate every listen, every donation, and every nice comment. It’s fun to do the show, but it makes it all the better when I know people are enjoying it. 

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