I'm always claiming radio is a dying medium, yet it's all I seem to talk about. I mean, there's no such thing as destination radio, unless it's NPR on Saturday mornings. Otherwise, the only time anyone listens to the radio is when they're driving and their car CD player is broken. That'd be me right now. Thus, I listen to a lot of radio and I have this to say:
KOIT (96.5) rules and here's why.
Reason #1: At 8pm every weeknight, they have 3 hours of cheesy love songs known as "Between the Sheets." Hilarious.
Reason #2: It's not even Thanksgiving, and they're playing all kinds of Christmas music. I was driving down Divis listening to Whitney Houston's "Little Drummer Boy." Being someone who gladly listens to Holiday tunes in June, I'm thrilled.
Reason #3: Their on air promos are always, like 12 minutes long, and the entire time, they're saying over and over again, "Less talk, more music. KOIT." That takes balls.
Reason #4: I ask you, who else plays Chaka Khan at least twice a day?
Reason #5: KOIT makes you suffer through some pretty shitty music. But stick around and it pays off. You'll inevitably be rewarded with some obscure song from your childhood, taking you back to 1984, as was my experience yesterday. Ever hear a little song called "(I Ain't) Missing You" by John Waite. Good stuff. That's one of those songs that you'd drunkenly e-mail the lyrics to an ex. Or maybe that's just me...
I would just like to give a shout out to KOIT. Thanks for making easy listening truly rock.