Support The Bone!
Radio sucks. I don’t like it. I prefer to listen to my own CD’s. I’d have an iPod, but for the amount of music I have, I’d need the biggest one, and I can’t afford that.
What I’m about to write here further puts me in the “radio sucks” camp. When I do listen to radio, the only stuff I do is sports (and not even then, because I can’t stand most of the pre-pubescant prattle of the Ticket guys), or KRLD for news/weather/traffic & the Texas Ranger games). Rarely do I listen to the radio for music.
I briefly toyed with that during the early part of this year when the radio in my new truck I found was capable of handling “Digital text” which is a relatively new feature for standard radio where your radio display will optimally show you the band name and song of what’s playing along with whatever else the station wants to put there, which for me appears to be the call sign and frequency or something similar. Some stations wimp out and only put their station name and no song titles – what’s the point in that?
But I digress, getting to the point of why radio sucks even more now…
I just read where 97.1 the Eagle is no longer a rock station. It’s now a wimpy music station (“Sunny 97.1”) that plays crap like Nickelback and Cher. What the hell is with that?
When I first moved to Dallas in late 1992, there was another really great radio station – ZRock 99.1. It was a HEAVY METAL station, not just a rock station like 97.1 was or 93.3 is now. It played real metal. Good stuff. Then it was replaced by some Mexican music format – I forget exactly what. At the time, I was left with only 97.1 The Eagle. Eagle was around back then as a rock station, but with a metal station around, I peferred that. So when ZRock went away, I was annoyed (and still am to this day a little), but at least I had 97.1.
So a year or two ago (I forget when) I noticed that 93.3 came around. The Bone is a good mix of metal and classic rock. I’d prefer an all metal station, but I’ll take The Bone. It’s not bad at all for my tastes. So I had the Bone and Eagle, which were somewhat the same thing. I could care less about the DJ’s, I just listened to the music (rarely). But now 97.1 is gone, and we lose a good rock station. That leaves only 93.3 for me. As little as I listen to the radio, it’s probably fine for me, but the fact that I don’t have the CHOICE anymore is highly annoying.
I urge anyone who listens to Rock music to listen to and support 93.3 The Bone. Check ’em out here: http://www.933thebone.com. You can listen online, too – which is something else that a not a lot of stations want to do anymore – but that’s a rant for another time.
If only 93.3 The Bone would properly implement digital text, I’d be really happy. I really am hooked on that digital text thing. At first The Bone didn’t do it at all, but now they display merely “The Bone” on my radio display. They need to not do a half ass implementation and actually put the song names up there.
There’s more to read about this over at another local guy’s website here.