Now, believe it or not, college radio does have a basic rule that it follows, more often than commercial radio: they will tell you what they played. Usually it goes something like this: they'll play a bloc of music, anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes in length, and when it finishes, they'll come back on air and will tell you what it was that you heard. There is one jock in particular who will not only tell you what you heard, but will post it on Facebook as well.
All but one station I listen to follows that basic rule. No matter what the show, they'll come on afterwards and clue you in. However, there is one station that I listen to that often drives me batty, because more often than not, the jock will not tell you what it was that they'd played. Quite often I'll hear a song that I actually like, and I'll become frustrated because they won't say who sung it or what the title was.
I would like to share with everyone a short sampling of songs that I first heard on that particular radio station (WFCS, 107.7 CCSU, New Britain CT), along with one that I heard on both college and commercial radio.
Yes, this particular song, which is featured in previous post about provocative songs, was one of the early ones that I first heard on that station, then went slug nutty for a few months trying to figure who it was that sang it, and afterwards, trying to buy it (I got this particular c.d.). On the plus side, while I was trying to find this song, I read up on the D.K.'s and even bought an e.p of theirs as well.
This is one of two songs featured that today that drove me batty via commercial radio. I first heard this on what used to be a good alt rock station, but they would never say the name of the band or the song. It was a couple of month before I was able to find out the name of the band and the song. I eventually bought the c.d. and left a review on Amazon for it.
This is the other one that drove me batty, both commercial and college, for the better part of three years. On both commercial and college, they would play the song as a bridge to either other songs (on commercial) or different genres (college). All I can say is thank you YouTube for helping find this song. If you know just a snippet, it will bring up songs that meet that snippet.
For those who know me well, know I am no fan of techno music. To me, I associate techno with clubbing/raves and thus no real value to the listener above the age of 30. Having said that, this particular song was used as bridge as well, mostly from one genre (i.e. love ballads) to another (i.e. hardcore rap). This one also drove me batty for a good chunk of last year and all of this year, because they would never give the title of the song. I plan on buying this c.d. in the near future.
This one I threw in 'cause I love Christopher Walken.
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