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28 April 2003 @ 10:12 am
My letter to The End  
Why is the End turning into a boring talk-radio station? Recently, it seems like this station is hardly ever playing music. Most of the time, when I tune in I get nothing but brain-dead banter.

I usually tune in to this station because I want to listen to get some enjoyable music as I commute to and from work. Recently, all I have been getting is self-important DJs talking about whatever pops into their empty little heads. I just drove from my home in Seattle to my office near Redmond, and not a single song was played!

I don't care about finding dates for Big Ron. I don't care what porn movies DJ No Name has enjoyed. I don't care what stupid stunt Andy Savage can talk some moron into doing for concert tickets. I want music!

Please reign in these jabbermonkeys before they turn The End into the MTV of Radio.

Jim: bushwarpdragon on April 28th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC)
Generally, I'd agree. But lately I've been enjoying the morning talk on the Vancouver Equivalent of the End. Perhaps because it's a lot more intelligent; perhaps because it's a lot shorter. Movie reviews, several songs, hockey news, several more songs. Also, the music is better, thanks to the Canadian Content Laws and the fact that Canadians just have better taste in music.
St. Sean the Amused: Shadow daemonseanb on April 28th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
If it was that kind of jabber, I'd probably appreciate it a lot more.

This morning, for example, they convinced a random guy at a Godfather's to squirt a packet of ranch dressing up his nose, soap up his butt with the dispenser in the men's room, and have his coworkers drag him across the tile floor. This after ridiculing a caller for her opinions of "The Real Cancun".
Kynatrilliumgrl on April 28th, 2003 10:57 am (UTC)
Damm that was starting to happen when I left. Sad to hear they've gone the whole way. Frankly I say, hit 'em where it hurts - listen to another station and make sure they know they've lost your ear. My personal favs are NPR, for soothing morning news and 90.3 KEXP which plays a relatively good mix, heavy on the indy and local stuff, plus it's the station run out of the Experience Music Project by the UW, so you get no commercials (I hate radio commercials!).

Just my 2 pence.
St. Sean the Amused: Shadow daemonseanb on April 28th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
Well, yes. That is the only sensible option if this cannot be changed. I'm just giving customer feedback as a first step; part of making "sure they know they've lost (my) ear."

I've also set up my portable mp3 player so that it can play through my car's stereo. I just need to get in the habit of taking it home with me.
Zzyzxthezzyzx on April 28th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
that's what I use when I want to hear music in the car. I transferred enough of my mp3s onto my work hard drive that I can leave it in the car.
Jim: scorpionwarpdragon on April 28th, 2003 11:55 am (UTC)
I love KEXP, but when I listened to it on evening drive-time it was so uneven because it was theme shows, and if you weren't in the mood for that right then, you were out of luck.

The daytime stuff was great though, and I swear by their weekend shows (except the rap show).
TW Bruhnapestyle on April 28th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
I also strongly 2nd KEXP in the mornings. Very good stuff. :)
TW Bruhn: CroonStyle (Dance!)apestyle on April 28th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)
I strongly 2nd KEXP as an drive-to-work choice. Good stuff.
murphysraven on April 28th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC)
Funky Monkey
I've pretty much switched to 104.9 which I feel plays a really good mix of popular stuff, but they don't play the same song 10 times an hour. They've got a decent mix if your radio can tune into them. Unfortunatly their based out of Tacoma so the signal isn't always the best. But I can get them most places on the eastside.