It’s the end of an era. I’ve been listening to Mix 96 (CJFM, now Virgin Radio) every weekday morning for 11 years, almost to the day. And certainly not because I like the music they play – 90 % of it is crap. (I’m sure you’ve heard of a recent study exposing the correlation between someone’s IQ and their taste in music. Let’s just say Virgin wouldn’t score too well on the SATs, whereas I got 1260 way back when.) However, I liked the morning show. I really liked Cat and Lisa, but the new recruit, Sir Patrick, is jut obnoxious. Oh, how I miss Murray Sherrifs... And since the station became Virgin, the whole format has changed, to become trendier, more superficial, dumbed down, with more contests and the same crappy music all the time in a loop (though that last point is nothing new). And now, the nail in the coffin: John Moore is leaving. So I’m leaving too. I’ve had enough.
This leaves me with three options:
1 – Not listening to radio at all. I don’t like this option.
2 – Listening to CFRB, a Toronto station, on my laptop each morning, just to hear John Moore.
3 – Picking a better Montreal station. Maybe something like CISM, CKUTor even CHOM?
I’m still not sure what to do. All I know is that my morning routine is about to change, hopefully for the better. The Engineer agrees with me (the music on Virgin made him want to bash his head against a wall, but he too enjoys John Moore).