Seeing as I have an embarrassingly long commute to work each day, (not to mention first dropping 3 kids off at 3 different locations most days) I spend a lot of time listening to the radio each day. I do not have any professional insight (unlike some people we know) into this but as a regular listener I’m vastly unimpressed and find myself frustrated, searching for CD’s to break the boredom.
Although I do greatly appreciate ‘Traffic and weather together on the 1’s’ from News1130. It’s not really the kind of station you could listen to for extended periods of time. I find the trashy levels the Fox has sunk to lately quiet disturbing (and I am not a prude in anyway). Their ads that you are ‘never more then 2 minutes away from more rock’ are a complete lie considering the amount of inane babble that goes on before you even hear a single song. I tune in and if I hear a good song, I’ll stick it out but the chances of that happening have been decreasing greatly as of late.
For someone in my demographic, (Female 25-30) that really leaves 2 options, the Beat or Z. I actually find Kid and Nira very funny at times, they have great chemistry and have some interesting topics but as my best friend put it this morning ‘they will not shut up, will they?’. If, on the off chance they decide to play a song (gasp, music? on the radio? in the morning?) I guarantee you 9 times out of 10 it will be Justin Timberlake (or possibly Akon). At least Z95 does play music in the A.M., the mix can be odd at times (still tons of JT and too much Christina for my liking) and their hosts don’t drone on for too long. On occasion they are funny but I find that their jokes sound scripted or that they are trying to hard.
I guess, what I’m getting at , is there any regular radio station in the lower mainland that plays enjoyable music in the morning without too much jabbering (and please no country)?