There was a time when radio didn’t suck. Sure there was payola, but generally the music won out. Those times seem long ago.
Last week I was listening to my friend Joey do is first show on Y-Rock on XPN and it made me miss the good old days of music first radio. He deftly mixed new and old – Arcade Fire with Fugazi; Mumford & Sons with Sleater Kinney. I’m not sure why so many stations seem to think that you can play new or old – but the two should never mix. And when they do play old – it’s the single and not the deep track.
You can also send Joey requests on AOL IM at yrockonxpn.
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