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scruffziller
09-18-2008, 11:13 PM
Listening to the radio provides something unexpected, forgotten, or newly discovered. Or a combo of all. Since I have gotten into late 60s-early 70s rock, this provides me with a gold mine of opportunities.
I never used to be this way. I used to hate listening to the radio because all the radio stations around here played crap I didn't care about and repeatedly. Oddly enough, those are the same tunes I am looking for on the radio now!!!:D You never believed what your folks said about changing when you get older.

Phantom-like Menace
09-19-2008, 01:29 AM
I stopped listening to the radio when boy bands became popular again in the late nineties. Every other song was that crap all of a sudden. I've been borrowing my brother's car a lot though lately, and he has XM radio, so I pretty much go back and forth between the '50s, '60s, and '90s stations (when the latter isn't playing boy band crap). Otherwise, no, I'll just listen to a giant playlist of music I've purchased and put on my computer.

On occasion, though, I'll borrow my father's truck, and I refuse to touch his radio, so I'll listen to whatever station he's on. John Tesh has now taken over the radio, and he's way more concerned with my colon health than I really feel comfortable with.

Kidhuman
09-19-2008, 06:18 AM
I only really listen to talk radio and its sports talk 95% of the time.

Darth Jax
09-19-2008, 07:52 AM
i hate listening to the radio on the trek to work. don't mind it as much on the way home. i have music on, cuz i want to hear music - not some idiot chattering away on the way to work. the drive home i don't mind the talking heads quite as much. therefore i rarely stay on one station for longer than 2 songs. the moment a commercial or deejay comes on, i'm in off in search for more music.

jediguy
09-19-2008, 10:37 AM
no radio for me either

I like controlling the music I hear, which most of it is from other decades
but for the most part, when I am driving, I have no inside noise at all
I think it's more important to hear what is happening on the roads than choosing which CD I want to hear

JediTricks
09-22-2008, 08:40 PM
Since I started driving last year, I've been getting heavily into radio because my car has a tape deck, no CD, and I need music to drive on the freeway to take my mind off the fact that I'm going to be killed by all the bad drivers around me. :p I still hate commercial radio because it's too much commercials - 20 minutes of ads to every 40 of content - and too much talk, and too much repetition. Still, I do like hearing new material and surprises now, I actually listen to The Jack more than any station for just that reason.

bobafrett
09-22-2008, 11:00 PM
My radio listening habits are based on my mood. At times I like listening to AM talk radio, others rock, sometimes I listen to a CD, especially in my car, I usually like quiet around the house when I am alone, wifes at work, kids out with the friends. If the Cubs are on, then I am tuned into that. I even listen to country music, or classic rock every now and again. I have to have the radio on when I am building bikes at Wal-Mart, it is to quiet at my work station, and since someone hit the speaker wire to the one speaker near my work station, I can't even hear the drab music Wal-Mart pipes in.

Mad Slanted Powers
09-22-2008, 11:46 PM
I get up in the morning and listen to the news station before I go to work. It's only about a five minute drive so I have the car radio on that station as well. If I take lunch before noon, I'll listen to Rush Limbaugh for a bit. I might put on a music station on Saturday if I'm out shopping. Locally there is a classic rock station (KISM (http://www.kism.com/)) and a college radio station (KUGS (http://www.kugs.org/)) that I'll listen to. Vancouver, B.C. has a classic rock station (CFMI (http://www.rock101.com/)) and a modern rock station (CFOX (http://www.cfox.com/)) that I'll sometimes listen to. Mostly I listen to my own collection of CD's (http://home.comcast.net/~madslantedpowers/CDList.html) or tracks I've purchased from iTunes (http://home.comcast.net/~madslantedpowers/iTunes.html), or to the Music Choice channels on my cable TV, usually alternative or 70's. I used to listen to internet radio a bit more, such as Indie Pop Rocks on somafm.com (http://somafm.com/), or an ambient station called Astreaux World (www.astreauxworld.com/).

Bel-Cam Jos
09-27-2008, 10:39 AM
Since I started driving last year, I've been getting heavily into radio because my car has a tape deck, no CD, and I need music to drive on the freeway to take my mind off the fact that I'm going to be killed by all the bad drivers around me. :p I still hate commercial radio because it's too much commercials - 20 minutes of ads to every 40 of content - and too much talk, and too much repetition. Still, I do like hearing new material and surprises now, I actually listen to The Jack more than any station for just that reason.Started driving, eh, JT? Remember: 10 and 2. :p

Jack is a perfect station for just those reasons. Random variety that can have crappy songs, energetic songs, long-lost in one's memory songs, new songs, et al.

But I also have sports talk on quite a bit. The drive-time hosts are a little less on sports and more on other stuff at times, so that breaks up the statistics/fire the coach/our rival sucks themes.

I once went about TWO YEARS without a radio, after mine got burned out in a battery change. Perhaps that's what led to my bipolar-ism (shut up! they'll hear you!) in the car. :evil:

JediTricks
10-03-2008, 04:15 PM
Started driving, eh, JT? Remember: 10 and 2. :pReminding me that my S-rated tires don't go over 102 mph? ;) I've pushed that boundary already.


Jack is a perfect station for just those reasons. Random variety that can have crappy songs, energetic songs, long-lost in one's memory songs, new songs, et al.

But I also have sports talk on quite a bit. The drive-time hosts are a little less on sports and more on other stuff at times, so that breaks up the statistics/fire the coach/our rival sucks themes.

I once went about TWO YEARS without a radio, after mine got burned out in a battery change. Perhaps that's what led to my bipolar-ism (shut up! they'll hear you!) in the car. :evil:I cannot stand talk, and it distracts me from driving to listen to what they're saying. The only talk I usually can listen to is Jonesy's Jukebox on Indie 103 (Jonsey from the Sex Pistols is a DJ there, he's awesome to listen to).

The Jack is good for existing music, but for new music it's still quite a pain in the butt to find on the radio.

Honestly, I can't imagine driving without music.