My Favorite Atlanta Radio Stations
Yesterday during my lunch break, I set my radio buttons. They were all messed up because I got in a car accident earlier this year (which I'll post about later . . .). Anyway, I had forgotten to set them until yesterday, and I thought it might be fun to tell you what stations they're set for. So here they are, in order of frequency:
- 90.1 - WABE, Atlanta's Home for the Classics and NPR News. It's oddly entertaining to listen to Lois Reitzes in the morning, and I love "All Things Considered" with Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, and Melissa Block. It makes for a nice drive home.
- 92.9 - Dave FM. I like listening to Mara Davis's lunch-hour radio show. She's a nut, and I like her for it. Other than that, this rock station is pretty good. But I miss the old "Z93" days.
- 94.1 - A.K.A., Star 94. This station plays popular music. It's okay sometimes, but I'm more of a rocker, so it's never my first choice. I don't know why I hate to admit it, but I like listening to "The Cindy and Ray Show" sometimes after work. Especially on Wednesdays with Dr. Blue. I like his accent.
- 96.1 - We used to know this station as "96 Rock," but now it's something ridiculous like "Project 9-6-1." Lame. This station was really good once upon a time, but now they play crazy stuff sometimes, like screamo. Yuck. I still sometimes stumble upon something good now and again, though.
- 97.1 - The River. My Atlanta rock station of choice. They play Led Zeppelin a fair amount, so you know they're good. I'll never understand the nickname, though. "The River?" River of what?
- 98.5 - B 98.5. This is Atlanta's soft rock station. If you hear "Escape (The Pina Colada)" song on the radio, you can bet you're on 98.5. It's also the new spot for Delilah, who used to be on "Peach 94.9." That was a good station, too -- one of the only ones that played Christmas music. :(
- 99.7 - Known as "99x" until this year, when it became the frequency for "All the Hits Q100." 99x was good, but it had started getting annoying. Q100 is okay; they play popular music. It's sometimes the gross popular music -- like dirty rap songs and "rock" music. Sometimes they have good stuff on, though, and they sponsor good concerts. Mostly I keep them on my queue because my friend Lyndel works there as an intern. (Hi, Lyndel!)
- 100.5 - This was, of course, the home of Q100, but since they use 99.7 now, there's speculation about this station. Word on the street (or the Internet, rather) is that it's going to be a rock station. Yesssss.
- 106.7 - True Oldies. This frequency used to be a favorite of country fans. Fortunately for me, it changed this week. The switch is so new, in fact, that they don't even have an official Web site.
Readers, what are you listening to?
Thing I'm thankful for: The weather today; it's lovely!