Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Morning Radio

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).


Amélie said...

AND they keep picking on Tom Buddo! :(

Anonymous said...

The Scientist has always claimed that I have crap taste in music so I rushed to the site to see... and sure enough you can trace an almost straight line down my record collection (scary), except for my beloved Queen which I never grew out of (but they went through phases).

Anyway, radio-wise why don't you join the rest of the world and listen to THE most popular radio morning show in Montreal 95.1?


Amélie said...

If I remember correctly, that's Première Chaîne de Radio-Canada, right? That's what I listened to the first month I was in Montreal. And I couldn't stand it. Too much intellectual masturbation. Though there's something to be said for the variety in music, what little they play at least.