Credit where Credit is Due

Most of the authors here have at one time or another slammed Chicago’s radio stations. However, I have to give credit where credit is due. Today, after a rather long and draining group (that I facilitate for my clients) session, I turned off WBEZ to listen to something to keep my energy level up. Who would have thought that Q101’s Album Democracy would have saved my day?

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For those that don’t know, and are too lazy to click the link, Album Democracy takes the top 5 tracks chosen from am “alternative” album. This Album is also suggested by listeners. Today it was the Pixies’ Doolitle. The Playlist, as best I can remember it, was Gouge Away, Debaser, Wave of Mutilation, Here Comes Your Man and Monkey Gone to Heaven. Almost perfect for the drive home (I would have played La La Love You, but that’s just me).

Anyone else have a surprisingly good radio experience lately?

4 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

    I like to think that I have a great radio experience everyday. As long as there is music to listen to, I am a happy listener. I’m not so much into the talky channels, but almost always need to have music playing. I, too, am a fan of the Album Democracy, and right now I am also enjoying WXRT’s Connect 4 Lunch. I don’t actively play along, but still like to try.


  2. Bill V (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

    That sounds cool, but I like my stations to be good, like all day long! You don’t get that with Q101. XRT = Boring. Not really any other way to put it. And no, I have not had any great local radio experiences. Still like WLUW for music and that’s about it.

    La La Love You would have been a great choice, but not a bad 5!


  3. tankboy (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 7:35 am

    The only widely broadcast Chicago radio worth listening to (college stations don’t count due to their weak signal strength) is WBEZ. If I want to hear good music all day long I’ll just plug into the ol’ tankPOD or diPOD.


  4. Bill V (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 9:29 am

    I’ll just throw it out there, but if you hate local radio like I do and sometimes get tired of what’s on the old iPod or similar player, Satellite Radio is not a bad choice. I have XM but am not sure that there’s much a difference between that and Sirius. The equipment is less than 100 bucks and the monthly fee is about 12 bucks. I can play it at home, in my car, but mostly have it on at work. Just another choice that will make you forget commercial radio even exists!



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