Baseball Crank
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June 6, 2005
POP CULTURE: Moldy Oldies

Michele mourns the loss of oldies radio station WCBS-FM. Now, some of her sentiment is about good memories, and everyone's got their own memories. But let me tell you: I will not miss this radio station.

When I was in college, I had a dismal summer job working at a book packing warehouse, usually working 12 hours a day (6am-6pm) in a breathtakingly dusty environment, filling orders on a sort of assembly line. The warehouse had a split-day radio policy: from opening until noon, we heard WCBS, and from noon to closing, WNEW, when it was still classic rock. Which meant six hours of the same old "oldies," starting at 6 in the morning, every single day. These oldies were mainly late 50s/early 60s pop too soft to really qualify as rock (a more complete description can be found here); if I never hear Paul Anka again, I will be very happy.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:43 AM | Pop Culture | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)
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Hah. All my CBS memories are about doo-wop and Elvis-era rock and roll. I think my mom gave up on the station before the 60's pop playlist took over.

Posted by: michele at June 6, 2005 7:55 AM
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