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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

What Was Your Favorite Radio Station (any type of music applies)?

 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

don't really listen to the radio that much but when I do it's usually npr or something that has smooth jazz and r%b

 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

WOWO - Fort Wayne, Indiana

 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Washington DC's WWDC-101 in the 1980's when Greaseman was in his prime (before he destroyed his career).

 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

WNEW-NY. Scott Muni was my favorite dj. A progressive rock station, they played entire sides of rock n roll albums between commercials. From the late-sixties to when The Clash broke up, this was the only station I'd listen to.

 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 10:51 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

In the UK, the best radio station in the world...BBC Radio Four. Drama, comedy, documentary, & it is my favourite station (not was), I prefer it to TV.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

In the sixties, it was WIBG (Wibbage), in Philadelphia.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Only 4 responses, wow, the apathy. When I was a kid, my father always had on WPAT[EASY LISTENING- WINS- [NEWS]. So I heard a lot of old pop, film themes, classical. When I was a teenager, I loved WCBS FM[THEN THEY PLAYED THE TOP 40 FROM 1956 TILL AROUND 1970]They had a doo wop show on Sunday nights, count down a top 20 hit list from a certain date in history on the weekends ETC, ETC.As I got older, stations like WYNY[soft rock] WPIX-FM- MIX ETC ETC.But when cable and then the video revolution came around, little time for the old radio in my life. Now in recent history with the computer and non stop music at work[mix, no station]it is little of interest to me.This was by the way all New York stations.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

In the sixties, it was WIBG (Wibbage), in Philadelphia.

In the late 50's also, WIBG ruled the Philly and South Jersey area to The Shore. The sounds of classic early rock and roll.courtesy Joe Niagra, Tom Donahue, Bill Wright, Doug Arthur and Hy Lit.

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

In the 1940s, when I was quite young, I seem to remember listening to WGN (Chicago) quite a lot. In those days, Chicago was the second largest city in the US, and I believe WGN was a major originator/supplier of network shows to the rest of the country. They even had a 600- seat broadcast theatre and an in-house symphony orchestra for the shows originating there. I wonder if there is still a WGN radio, and what it's like 70 years later.....

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I hardly ever listen to radio, so I don't think I have a favourite. Especially not a regional channel like most of you Americans have.

Maybe if I tout my own horn and pick my webcast .

Otherwise, I'd have to go for NRK P2, the 'culture channel' of our national broadcasting corporation.

 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

This brings back some interesting memories, there was a radio station in the 70's in New York that took the top 40 to it's extreme level. I think it was a NBC RADIO STATION. For a short while the format had no announcers , no commercials. They just played the top hits of that week over and over again, not in order, but a playlist of only 40 songs on the top 40, nothing else. The top 20 was pretty boring and redundant since those songs you were going to hear a hundred or a thousand times in your life. The ones that were up in the 30's for only a week or 2 were a diverse joy. It gave you a chance to hear them a few times before they went into oblivion unless you bought the LP's they were on, which for most would have been rare.

 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

In the UK, the best radio station in the world...BBC Radio Four. Drama, comedy, documentary, & it is my favourite station (not was), I prefer it to TV.

Yes, it's tv without the pictures of course. Does this type of radio station exist outside the UK? This is the channel that broadcast the amazing, and still contender for best, dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings. I took some real convincing of the quality of many of the Jackson film series' performances with this remarkable serial still in my head. Gandalf for starters. I have this on cd and still play it.

A friend of mine has a standing joke when people are surprised that he listens to radio drama, he says "the pictures are better on radio"!

And of course, Radio 4 is probably totally responsible for Doctor Who fans' taste for audio drama, which means the fanbase is probably unique in all of sf/fantasy fandom for the sheer amount of audio drama pouring out of one company to the delight of many. Part of that uniqueness extends to many fans in years gone by (including friends of mine), making their own, along with the usual fanzines and fan fiction in print.

I myself have just got into a radio comedy, via it's crossover to tv, with Count Arthur Strong, who I find hilarious on my first purchase of his show on cd.

 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

KVOD in Denver. Wonderful classical music station for many many years. Alas it is no more.

 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

I forgot to mention the other great BBC station, Radio 2. I listen to it daily at work, when it's a pop station for we older listeners. So we get everything from as early as we can think right to the more reasonable songs in the very latest chart. This includes movie and tv themes on many occasions.

But far more to the taste of this forum would be the regular evening show Star Sound. This weekly Monday night show was mercilessly short, but every week played a program of genuinef film music from all the greats. At it's peak in popularity it got a second edition, Star Sound Extra on Thursday nights. I recorded many an edition on cassette tape.

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