Well this is as close as I can come to my October 20th 15th Anniversary without shooting past it.
I said this Series would be emotional, so what better way to Celebrate than with the emotions Disappointment and Anger, lol?
Why not, what with the long ago Death Of Progressive FM and the Current State Of Radio?
Like Cable TV when it started, Satellite Radio promised clarity and no commercials.
Like Cable TV, many stations on Satellite Radio now have commercials.
If you buy the box and pay the monthly fee, you are paying for what you used to get for FREE!
There's more...the regular over-the-air Music Stations now have up to 21 minutes per hour for advertising, and a handful of conglomerates have for years been buying up stations across the country and duplicating formats, resulting in homogenized airwaves with no local flavor.
I don't know about you, but that makes ME angry!
So that's what we'll deal with in this Chapter.
You didn’t think I would just blow kisses to Radio did you, lol?
And I am not done with those Suits & Beancounters yet!
Finally, you meet a lot of people in 15 years. I'll mention some.
And honestly, I don't listen to much Radio anymore.
But those Radio Folks I do tune in, on both Terrestrial and Internet Stations, I admire and can be inspired by.
One glaring omission I forgot to mention is my man DJ Sweetlou, who amazingly does a LIVE BlogTV show on Fridays & Saturdays.
Please forgive me Lou!
However for me, it all goes back to my having heard those Free-Form FM Musicologists in the late 60's at such an impressionable age.
Because of them, with their smart, creative presentation, it rubbed off and I could not play Music any other way.
For these past 15 years, I have always been humbly grateful to those who take the time to listen to my little Rock & Roll Show.
That will never change either.
Simply and sincerely, I Thank You!
To be continued next week.
Here are the links to listen- it's thoughtful, fun, and it's free- at Mike Pell Rockollections: