Monday, May 16, 2005

For Nashvillians Only! (Well, and for Nashvillains, too)

If you've been pissed off about the death of Oldies 96.3, and I'm guessing by the amount of traffic I'm getting from Google with people wanting to know what the fuck happened last week, you'll be happy to know that I just read on Nashville is Talking that Star 97 has switched formats to the Oldies and hired all the folks from 96.3. So, though we all have to reprogram our car radios, at least we won't be without a place to hear Aretha singing "Chain of Fools." My god. I could make do with just about any song from the 60s--I'd be sad they were gone, but could live--except that one. Rarely do boneheaded radio moves in this town get so promptly fixed. (RIP The Phoenix.) So, happy day!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had an opportunity (read: I was forced) to listen to the new 96.3 for a while this weekend.

They actually played a good deal of Aretha. In fact, it was about the only thing they played that did not suck. Except for Supertramp. Supertramp does not suck.


5/16/2005 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

I hesitate to admit this, for fear it will result in you, Steve, and Elias renouncing me, but I'm not sure I could name one Supertramp song.

I'm not going to write off the new station. I'll just move it over to the spot that's now got that jazz station from Murphreesboro that my radio only receives long enough for me to hear the tail ends of songs I like. I'll give it a chance. But I'm happy to have oldies back as well.

5/16/2005 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger the Professor said...

I thought I was going crazy when tuned in to 96.3 but hearing 80s music on my drive out of town last week. But since I had left town, I didn't know if it was some flucke or something that was going to cause distress. So thanks, Aunt B., for releiving it before I suffered.

5/16/2005 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you just say "happy day"?!

5/17/2005 03:44:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

I did just say "happy day" and I mean it. No matter how terrible an oldies station is, a town is better with one than without.

5/17/2005 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just moved back to Nashville, from living in Denver for a few years, and am craving a few good jazz stations. Where ARE they?? The last one I recall was something like 101.1 the juice or something like that. Don't suppose there is any hope?

5/17/2005 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Anonymous, your only hope, as far as I know, is WMOT 89.5. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, you can only get this radio station if you are standing on the top of your car, wrapped in tin foil, with one arm and one leg outstretched in the direction of Murphreesboro and the other arm, holding onto something to help keep your balance.

If you're any farther north than 440, you won't be able to get it at all, no matter what contortions you go through, at least that's been my experience.

5/17/2005 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes you can get WMOT if you hold a coathanger in your teeth at night.

I'm glad there's room for both radio stations, I may be run out of town, but I kinda like the new 96.3.

5/18/2005 10:18:00 PM  

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