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Thursday, May 10, 2007

RIP Drive 105

I was very upset the other day when I turned my radio to Drive 105 and I heard elevator music. Apparently, Drive 105 is no more. It's Love 105. Playing the best music of the 60's-80's. Do we really need another easy listening station? I loved my Drive 105. It was such a good mix of old school alternative with new. I know that I can still listen to the Current, but I don't like having to listen to the weird and bizarre for fifty five minutes until they play something I enjoy. Don't get me wrong, I do like the Current, I will just miss how Drive 105 fit more with my personal taste in music. I don't enjoy crazy jazz or hippie dippy folk rock. These two genres always seem to fill the Current's playlist. Drive 105 was much less pretentious, too. I looked forward to Homegrown on the Sunday nights. It was a great look at the local music scene. I got the sense that the hosts actually enjoyed the local bands that they played. Sometimes with the Current, I get the sense that they aren't playing the band because they like them, they are playing them because they are trendy.

I know that Drive 105 wasn't doing well in the rating, but I'd like to believe that I am not the only one who enjoys good alternative music. The Twin Cities is a pretty big city and should have an alternative radio station. Heck, Milwaukee, which is a much smaller market, has an alternative radio station. I guess for now, I'll have to put up with the randomness of the Current or just listen to Cd's.


Sornie said...

Head on over here http://sorenson.blogspot.com to see what you can do to voice your displeasure with the untimely loss of Drive 105.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the tip.