June 06, 2005

Well This Is A Shame

One-L Michele reports on the sudden change of format of radio station WCBS in Noo Yawk from oldies to, well, something else.

This is too bad. The Missus grew up with WCBS living in southern Connecticut. In later years, whenever we drove up, it was always a real pleasure for her when we first picked up the station in northern Jersey, the first sign that she was getting back to her childhood home.

Of course, after about ten minutes of it, she would always get impatient with all the commercials and start channel-surfing, but it was important for her to get her fix first. Knowing it was there and getting in that brief listen was what really mattered.

I'd bet the Missus (and many others from that part of the world) would/do share a great deal of Michele's sentiment about this news.

Posted by Robert at June 6, 2005 03:11 PM

When I came back from two weeks in England, in July 1983 (missing Righetti's July 4th no hitter of the Red Sox!), I turned on WPLJ, expecting to hear good solid rock. Instead, it was Michael Jackson. WNEW and years of therapy were needed.

Posted by: rbj at June 6, 2005 07:01 PM

I know how your wife feels...I enjoyed listening to Imus during my morning commute. Suddenly Infinity Broadcasting pulled it's SF Bay Area AM talk format off and put up podcasting... the worst self-indulgent, Overly PC drivel I've heard since...um...Pacifica Radio debuted.

Posted by: BJ at June 6, 2005 10:02 PM

Oy! That happened when I came home from college this summer. My favorite station totally changed formats. Used to be a good ol' classic rock station. Now it is one of those "we play what we want" things. Still a lot of the good stuff, but has much more crap, too. Now there is but one classic rock station in the greater L.A. area. Too bad.

Posted by: TheRoyalFamily at June 7, 2005 06:18 PM
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