Time to continue our Salute To Radio, for my 15th Anniversary doing the Rock show.
Previously, I made some promises here- I say them again.
You will hear the BEST damn songs about Radio you will ever hear!
As a kid I liked the radio, but when I heard FM, I fell in love!
These next two chapters will be about the grand, and for the most part failed, experiment of FM Progressive Rock Radio.
I was fascinated and spent every spare moment listening to this new music and the men and women who were playing it.
If you lived through it, you’ll know what I mean.
But if you didn’t, I cannot emphasize enough the bond between the then small audience, and the more-than-just-DJ's, on the Free-Form Stations.
They each had their own personality...yes they actually HAD personalities!
As well as their own peculiar taste in music- and free range to play what they wanted.
They became a friend.
What a wonderful musical education I got from them, beyond Rock & Roll and into Classical, Jazz, Blues, Country, you name it!
An impression so indelibly made, it is without a doubt the reason I play music the way I do right to this day.
So join me for a time before the suits and the greedheads stepped in and ruined it all!
Here are the links to go back to Rock Radio's Finest Time, at Mike Pell Rockollections: