let's talk radio

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

If you live where I do, you may have noticed that our radio stations aren't as plentiful and wonderful as you may expect from a city of our size.  Or you may be laughing at me for even talking about radio.  I mean, we all listen to our iPods in the car, right?  

Well.  I drive a hand me down car without a USB port, and I can't even put new music on my iPhone because I can't get the new iTunes because I don't have Snow Leopard because my MacBook is old and my "applications store" icon disappeared.  I'm not even sure what all of that means, and by the way it's a miracle that I write a blog because I am 875 years old when it comes to using technology.

But back to the radio.  I spend a bit of time listening to the radio on my commutes around the county, and doing so has solidified my belief that I am completely out of touch with pop culture.  "Pop" music is disgusting cacophony.  Even the country station -- why is there only one?! -- sometimes plays rap.  Once in a while, they play the Luke Bryan winner winner catfish dinner song sandwiched between Taylor Swift and some old Tim McGraw, but then comes someone singing about a chrome piece tucked in the console, and I've already changed the station.  Sometimes I want to call the DJ and request the Alan Jackson Pandora station.  For a couple of weeks, I stuck with the local college radio station; now that's desperate.

Eventually the terrible music lead me to my very last option (probably even after silence): talk radio.  My new favorite companion on a road trip is some preaching on the radio.  I shake my head at the stupid financial decisions people have made when they call in to Dave Ramsey.  I catch up on the news and hear about new books coming out that I suddenly want to read.  Y'all.  I nod my head to the preachers on the radio, even "mmhmm"ing along with them, and (!!!) sometimes even "praise God!"  I actually TELL people about books I think we should read or what I learned from the sermon.  I asked my dad what his favorite station is the other day, and now I've picked up a new one to fill me in on politics.

I am old, and I am not embarrassed.

What do you listen to in the car?  What's your take on talk radio?


  1. my commute to work is 40 minutes without traffic, so I often listen to sports talk radio in the mornings, nothing wrong with tuning in!

  2. Thanks to Mary Ellen, I've been listening to the ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star over and over and over and over again in the car!

    PS - you look FABULOUS for being 875 years old! ;)


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