Well, I started up the car this morning and the classic rawk radio station that I’d been listening to last night when I parked in the garage — aka Arrow 93.1 — was playing “Hungry Like The Wolf.” Yes, that “Hungry Like The Wolf.” I almost called my wife on the back porch as I was reversing down the driveway. “Honey,” I would have said, “they’re playing Duran Duran on a classic rawk station! WTF?!” Then she would have yelled, “Watch out!” as I backed violently into one of the gigantic palm trees bracketing the end of our driveway because I was yakking on the cell phone and not paying attention. So it’s a good thing I didn’t call.
“Arrow 93.1” is now (drum roll please) “93.1 Jack FM.”
Their tagline at the moment is “Playing What We Want” — which is marketroid-speak for “We Don’t Know What Kind of Station We Are Yet Until Enough People Start Yelling Too Much About AC-DC Coming Between No Doubt and Bruce Hornsby & The Range.”
One of their “self-adverts” today (there haven’t been any regular commercials yet that I’ve heard) said, “We basically turned your radio into a mix CD.”
Sure, one of those CDs you can buy on late-night TV — “BEST HITS OF THE 80s VOLUME XXXXNNXXII!1111”
But at least there’ll be one day without commercials, right?