When I listen to the radio, it's usually on either NPR or NPR News. We don't have any radio stations around here besides those two that aren't ye olde standard mass-market stations.
All the other radio stations are owned by either Citadel, Clearchannel, or Journal Broadcast Group. And that includes the country stations.
So there's absolutely nothing unique or original on anything except the two NPR stations.
, the local NPR affiliate, has some interesting programming in the evenings... (All program descriptions from the KBSU website, since I'm too tired and uncreative to think up my own)
Weekday nights from 8pm - 10pm is Echoes
, one of my absolute favorite radio shows
Tuesday nights 10pm - 1am is Edges with Arthur Balinger -- The more nebulous, ethereal and "other worldly" side of "new age;" from Steve Roach to Brian Eno; from Robert Rich to David Parsons; an interesting and enjoyable consciousness altering musical experience.
Thursday nights 10pm - 1am is Fluid Drive with Arthur Balinger -- A fluid mix of jazz and blues, blues-rock, jazz-rock and "world" fusion with an emphasis on more recent releases.
Friday nights is their best night. I used to listen to NPR for 12-14 hours every Friday night while I was driving cab.
Starting at 8pm - 10pm is Echoes.
10pm - 12am is Shakedown Street with Arthur Balinger -- Hour 1 - Bluegrass, "jazz"-grass and "new"-grass with such artists as David Grisman, Tony Rice and Bela Fleck. Hour 2 - The Grateful Dead in concert and in the studio from 1965 - 1995; including solo recording efforts from individual band members.
12am - 6am is Dawn Flight with Arthur Balinger -- An energized offering of blues and blues rock and jazz rock, older and newer material - a shift into mellower gears after 4 am.
At 6am till 10am is my other favorite radio show, Laz Spectrum with Linda Laz -- A unique blend of folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, International, Celtic and singer/songwriters. It's what Saturday morning is supposed to sound like.
Unfortunately, I don't get to listen to my Friday night/Saturday morning lineup anymore, since I no longer drive cab. But back when I did, I'd listen to NPR straight through the night and into the morning, and the vast majority of my customers (all except the ones who become royal assholes when they're drunk) liked the music too.
Saturday nights were a different story. After "Thistle & Shamrock" and "Celtic Connections", there wasn't a single good thing on the air till 8am Sunday (Car Talk)... So on went the MP3 player which was chock full of 15+ hours of assorted stuff from Rammstein and Front Line Assembly to Enya and Karl Jenkins... I'd switch music according to my passengers, and I usually manged to find something listenable.
There were many times when the MP3 player hit just the right combination of songs, and everyone in the cab would rock out as we cruised through town. A couple times, fares would make me drive another mile or two just to finish out the song, and then tip me big on top of it.
I tell you, that MP3 player, and KBSU's Friday night lineup, were responsible for a goodly amount of my extra tips.
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