28 Responses to “Sad and depressed”

  1. Jaci Burton January 13, 2009 at 9:52 AM #

    And this is why I have XM Radio in the Tahoe. Our local radio stations suck.

  2. Iasa January 13, 2009 at 9:55 AM #

    I too hate talk radio in the morning. I’m trying to wake up, listening to the mindless banter does not help. :gah:

  3. Jody W. January 13, 2009 at 10:03 AM #

    I don’t even listen to radio any more except for the occasional plunge when I’m stuck in the car with the girls and forgot the Backyardigans cds. Even THEY hate nearly everything that’s on around here, and they’re pretty open minded about music.

  4. Kristen January 13, 2009 at 10:04 AM #

    Ugh. I cannot stand talk radio in the AM. This is why I keep my CD changer fully loaded.

  5. Angie January 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM #

    You know, Jody, that’s what makes it worse. I spend most of my time listening to children’s music because usually I’m in the car with Brianna. I love those 20 minutes on the way home when I can listen to MY music. And now they’ve brutally ripped that option from me. Hmph.

  6. Phyl January 13, 2009 at 10:16 AM #

    Jaci’s right. XM/Sirius is the only way to go. 80’s on 8 with no commercials. Or in my case, 60s on 6. But then I’m old. Damn, but I love my XM radio.

  7. Theresa S. January 13, 2009 at 10:35 AM #

    This is why I got Sirius. Greatest thing ever. They have an 80s channel. And a channel for everything else you can possibly imagine. And no commercials, ever. Well worth the price.

  8. Joan January 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM #

    I hate talk shows…especially in the morning…on my way to work…like I want to go there. I need angry music for that, lol. I keep a bunch of 80s CDs in the car…best music ever.

  9. Rhonda January 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM #

    Ugh. Same thing happened here a few months ago, I’ve turned to CDs for my kidless drive time. I still have the station programmed, because I keep thinking they will figure out what idiots they are and go back.

  10. azteclady January 13, 2009 at 11:13 AM #

    Oh man, that happened to me a few years ago: the last station around here to play eighties and older music suddenly became a “family friendly” station–don’t ask, I still don’t have a clue what was unfriendly before–and there went all my favorites.

    I quit listening to radio then and there :sigh:

  11. Eliza January 13, 2009 at 12:41 PM #

    Back in the days when I used to commute (years ago) I used to listen to Bob and Sheri all the time. (they are local here) But I have to admit I am so sick of talk radio, I can’t even remember the last time I turned on the radio in the morning.

    We used to have friday night eighties which was cool but thats long gone. šŸ˜„ So now it’s just me and the ipod. lol


  12. Amy January 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM #

    That happened to me, a few times. Finally I’ve found a good radio station, their eighties hour though is at 1 p.m., the Retro hour.

    If they change this station I’ll scream because blathering on makes me turn into a hulk like creature.

    Grrr. Amy no happy.

  13. Keith Melton January 13, 2009 at 1:12 PM #

    That sucks. Talk radio makes my ears bleed. I want to yell at the radio: “Look people! If I wanted to listen to random blathering I’d pay attention at work!”

    And when stations change their formats… it always feels like a betrayal imho.

    But props on the 80s love. I have 80’s on 8 through my satellite TV provider. Non-stop nostalgia while writing…and it seems to provoke spontaneous kids-bouncing-on-the couch with every catchy pop song. Good times.


  14. Kwana January 13, 2009 at 1:34 PM #

    Grrrr! That is just so wrong and depressing Sirius does have an all 80’s station and a great political left station that I’m addicted to.

  15. Megan January 13, 2009 at 1:45 PM #

    The husband works for Sirius, so I am biased, but Sirius is pretty affordable, and they have loads of fun stations, including an ’80s one, as Kwana says. I like the Chill and Garage Rock stations. Plus once you never have to hear commercials, it’ll drive you crazy to hear them again.

  16. Cherrie Lynn January 13, 2009 at 1:45 PM #

    This is the very reason I invested in satellite radio. And I’ve never looked back, I don’t even know the last time I listened to regular radio. There’s a channel for every decade and every genre, and no idiotic babbling first thing in the morning. Sooo worth it, especially because you can’t–or I can’t, rather–survive on just CD’s and iPod. I get tired of them after a while and need to hear some new stuff.

  17. Maria January 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM #

    OK, so since you don’t like talk radio I may be of no help but…you do like politics and who doesn’t like news?! So you should tune in to NPR in the mornings. Morning Edition is great, I look forward to it every time I take the kids to school. If you’re getting a late start Diane Rehm is alwasy worth a listen!

    And OH the afternoon lineup! Yay, for intelligent news programming. I would leave Chad for Terry Gross.

  18. Angie January 13, 2009 at 3:11 PM #

    Now I just have to talk my husband into Sirius/XM radio…

    Maria, I like politics and news, but I’m just not a fan of them on the radio. Or I should say, I like to hear news in a quick 2 minute debriefing and then move on to music. I spend all day on the internet surrounded by news. I just like my 20 minutes of groove in the morning!

  19. Crystal Dee January 13, 2009 at 3:16 PM #

    There is only one station in my area that doesn’t talk their listeners to death. The station is 94.1 and they play 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music. I couldn’t believe my good luck when I run across music actually playing for the morning drive. I used to love Ace & TJ back when they still played some music but now it’s more and more talk. We have Bob & Sheri around here too. They aren’t too bad, if you have to listen to a talk show.

    Now they’ve started having the same type show on for the drive home. When do people get to listen to music?

  20. Karen January 13, 2009 at 4:55 PM #

    I stopped listening to the radio in the morning for the exact same reason(s).

    BTW–since you said you like 80’s music (me too!), I just discovered a current band named KEANE that has a definite 80’s sound. If you haven’t heard them, you should check them out.

  21. Karin January 13, 2009 at 6:37 PM #

    When I turn on the radio, I want to hear music, not talk shows. Luckily for me, there is a local station that pretty much only plays music and has hour long segments without commercials. I love it. If they end up doing talk shows, I’ll probably stop listening to the radio.

  22. Chris Redding January 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM #

    It’s a phase.
    I’m in the NY Metro area and we went through this about five/six years ago.
    Howard Stern and the like.
    We’re back to music. some talking, but more music than before.
    deep breath.
    You’ll get through it.
    I LOVE the 80″s

  23. KB January 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM #

    Ok, I just had to laugh. I wasn’t on here yesterday, so after I read the 80’s music entry, nodding along and agreeing with you the whole way through, even the end where it says “I don’t want change. I don’t LIKE change.” Then I moved down to yesterday’s, where the first sentence talks about your upcoming workshop, on, yes, you’ve got it, “The Tools of Change”. Gave me a good giggle, anyway!

  24. Wyzwmn January 13, 2009 at 10:23 PM #

    I really really (read vehemently) really dislike morning talk radio hosts

    who ever told those people they were funny? most of them ain’t funny at 10AM or 2 PM or 5PM or even 10PM….but between 6 and 7AM?

    don’t even go there….

    *sigh* :gah:

  25. orannia January 13, 2009 at 11:18 PM #

    (((((Angela))))) :slurp:

    I love eighties music. I’m lukcy at present as most of the morning DJs here are on holiday so there is less talking and more music šŸ™‚ May I suggest an IPod with a car adaptor pre-programmed with eighties music? And perhaps playing ‘Pour Some Sugar On It’ at top volume šŸ˜ˆ

  26. Tina January 14, 2009 at 12:27 AM #

    That does suck, I do the opposite though. Listen to the Morning Show and use the Zune for the drive home. But the morning show I listen to is, well, I think it’s funny but it’s pretty crass, it’s from the local Rock station and those guys are stupid funny.

    We’ve had XM radio before and I hated it. I’m so glad my new car as the AUX access. I heart my Zune. :smooch:

  27. Erin January 14, 2009 at 2:26 AM #

    Get Sirius. Or Sirius/XM, whatever the hell it’s called these days!

    We got Sirius when Nick was out on the road. And even though he’s home now, we have it hooked up in the house and still listen to it quite a bit. And if we’re going to be in the car for longer than 15 minutes, we take it with us then, too (great for road trips!).

    I loooove to listen to it online while I’m working… so convenient! šŸ˜‰

    I think you’d love the variety of “specialty” channels, Angie. It’s $12.95 a month. Just do it and get your groove back on in the mornings! :hips:

  28. Jen January 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM #

    I listen to the 80s at 8 in the evening so I listen to NPR in the morning. My favorite ad for the 80s at 8 says something like, “Remembering a time when you couldn’t even carry your entire music collection, let alone stick it in your pocket.”

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