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Jakebert
12-03-2006, 04:37 PM
I don't know if this should go here, or in General Chat, but 78 Water's thread got my wondering: how many of you still listen to the radio? I listened to the local classic rock station until about a year ago when it switched from actual classic rock to 80's hair metal. Since then, I haven't listened to the radio. What about you?

Llamas
12-03-2006, 04:42 PM
You need more options. What if I listen to the radio in the car when I realize I didn't bring any cds? or I listen to the radio at work cause there's no other option? Yes and no are too exclusive.

DeAtHsTaR
12-03-2006, 04:57 PM
Yes, I listen to the rock station and occasionally the OIT station.

0r4ng3
12-03-2006, 05:03 PM
In New York City, there are absolutely no radio stations that I would listen to. There used to be K-Rock, but that just became Free FM, which is all talk radio now. Sure, they play music sometimes, but it's just the same songs over and over again (we get it, you like Nirvana and STP, shut up with it).

There's also a station that plays classic rock. No, lemme fix that. They play commercials, with the occasional classic rock song.

I think there's a college radio station somewhere, but I don't feel like looking for it.

Apathy
12-03-2006, 05:30 PM
There used to be three stations here that were decent.
Two rock stations and one jazz station.
Reason the jazz station was listenable was because (god knows why) they would slip in a ska song about 1 in every 15 songs. Not even laid-back ska. They had full out third wave punk-ska slipped in for reasons unable to be found. This station proved to unreliable, as most of the actual jazz they played I didn't like.

One of the rock stations switched from alternative rock to 80's hair metal, and needless to say I stopped listening to it. The other rock station has basically turned into the MTVRock of the airwaves. It plays Fall Out Boy, Panic!, Cute Is What We Aim For, From First To Last, and Underoath pretty consistently. So I gave up on them as well.

I no longer listen to the radio.

JohnnyNemesis
12-03-2006, 05:37 PM
You need more options. What if I listen to the radio in the car when I realize I didn't bring any cds? or I listen to the radio at work cause there's no other option? Yes and no are too exclusive.

You're overthinking this, sweetheart.

WebDudette
12-03-2006, 05:39 PM
There are a couple good stations in Glendale, but Istill only listen in the morning on my way to school. Even then I only listen to talk radio.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 05:41 PM
You're overthinking this, sweetheart.

but I don't know how to answer it. I do listen to the radio once in a while when there's no other choice. But I don't know any radio stations or know what stations play what music... I dunno.

Homer
12-03-2006, 05:46 PM
^ Simple, would you rather listen to the radio, or listen to a CD if given the two options?

Llamas
12-03-2006, 05:48 PM
That doesn't really work, either. I'd rather listen to a cd than an mp3, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to mp3s.

0r4ng3
12-03-2006, 05:52 PM
That's different. I'll phrase it this way:

What do you prefer to listen to, the music that you have (including CDs, mp3s, etc) or the music of your local radio stations?

StayInTheHouseCarl
12-03-2006, 07:26 PM
CDs most definitely.
i used to listen to Kroq, but im tired of hearing the same crappy songs over and over.

when i do listen to the radio now, i listen to indie 103.1, especially joe escalante in the morning.

bd007h
12-03-2006, 07:31 PM
on occasion, mostly when I'm driving.

opivy21
12-03-2006, 07:39 PM
I listen to the radio in the morning when I drive to school. I only listen for the talk show - never for music, and definitely never when I'm not in a car.

Thomas
12-03-2006, 08:25 PM
I love listening to the radio. Usually when I'm at home, I'll listen to my cds when I'm in the mood for something in particular, but I love the variety of the radio. That and there are a lot of songs that I like on the radio that I don't have on cd.

PilZ-E: Do you get 101.5 in Glendale? I get it occasionally in Tucson depending on the weather and where I'm at, but I've noticed that they play some good music there, at least from what I've heard.

Opivy21- Who is that in you sig?

Camel Filters
12-03-2006, 09:58 PM
I'd rather listen to Cd's

WebDudette
12-03-2006, 10:02 PM
PilZ-E: Do you get 101.5 in Glendale? I get it occasionally in Tucson depending on the weather and where I'm at, but I've noticed that they play some good music there, at least from what I've heard.


Yep, and that's what I was talking about. They play some really good stuff ocasionnaly.

opivy21
12-04-2006, 04:34 AM
Opivy21- Who is that in you sig?Radio Birdman.

darea
12-04-2006, 05:37 AM
No I dont listen much to the radio, in france there arent really any good radios and in england I dont think there are any either, and I prefer listening to the music Ive got on my laptop or go on youtube or nitro radio...

Jojan
12-04-2006, 06:13 AM
I don't listen to radio, but my partens have it on at highes volume so I can hear it. But I don't listen to it.

the_GoDdEsS
12-04-2006, 06:50 AM
Years ago I used to, and I also did in Germany when I did not have a TV or a computer. Now I don't at all. Eventually maybe I would if I found some special programme I'd like or something. The regular ones annoy me even as background noise while eating or working or whatever.

Sinister
12-04-2006, 07:28 AM
I listen to the radio for about half an hour every morning, because I take a long time to wake up, and because a local humorist does a 2-minute thing every day and that's always a good start.

el_monkey
12-04-2006, 07:50 AM
the stations in bavaria are atrocious. they have a repertoire of 200 songs which they play everyday and it's always pop. even the rock stations broadcast the same shit everyday.

killer_queen
12-04-2006, 11:18 AM
You're overthinking this, sweetheart.

You never call me sweetheart. :(

And no. I never listen radio. Never.

Kitten
12-04-2006, 11:26 AM
You need more options. What if I listen to the radio in the car when I realize I didn't bring any cds? or I listen to the radio at work cause there's no other option? Yes and no are too exclusive.

I voted no, and I am the same situation, simply because given the choice, I wouldn't listen to the radio.

Overworked & Underfucked
12-06-2006, 09:27 AM
I listen to the radio simply because I have no CD player in my car. I mostly listen to classic rock stations (Y108, Q107, 97.7 Hits FM.) I used to listen to 102.1 The Edge a lot, but I started getting sick of all the pop-punk type shit they play. Plus they're a "New Rock" station, which is basically the equivalent of a top 40 station but they eliminate the hip-hop. So they pretty much find a song that everyone likes and shove it down your throat til you can't stand it anymore.

jacknife737
12-06-2006, 12:13 PM
I sometimes listen to 102.1 The Edge if i'm in/near Toronto, but usually just their specialty shows, such as punk'o'rama, i don't really listen to it for the music, just concert updates/ interviews, ect.

IAmARevenant
12-08-2006, 06:04 AM
I don't listen to radio often. I usually just listen to CD's. But when I'm sick of them, and I wanna listen to radio, I usually listen to KCAL. It's better than every other station imo.

randman21
12-08-2006, 06:12 AM
I listen to "Bob and Sheri in the Morning" almost every weekday. Also, when I'm sick of the CDs I have in the car, I'll put the radio on. I would like to listen to the radio as much as I used to (like 10-12 hours every day), but the stations I listened to have gotten terrible. And the one rock station is basically Linkin Park 101.

All About Eve
12-08-2006, 07:44 PM
My car doesn't have a cd player, and the radio actually only works about a third of the time, but yes I do. We have a station near here that generally plays good rock and has good DJs for the most part.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 07:46 PM
My car doesn't have a cd player, and the radio actually only works about a third of the time, but yes I do. We have a station near here that generally plays good rock and has good DJs for the most part.

that's what portable cd player + tape deck converter is for. :)

Tired_Of_You
12-08-2006, 07:54 PM
I only listen to the radio when I'm in my mother's car. There's a cassette player in her a car, but it's broken (like everything inside is broken) and because of that I can't even plug my iPod and listen to better music. She always listen to Chom 97.7.

All About Eve
12-08-2006, 07:57 PM
that's what portable cd player + tape deck converter is for. :)
Well, it had 210,000 miles before I even got it, is wearing down, so I think I'll just wait until I get a "new" car in a couple years. I'm going to find a way to play my iPod though.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 08:09 PM
Alec, just get one of those tape deck things. you can use it either on a portable cd player OR an ipod. It's a plastic cassette with a cord coming out of it that plugs into the earjack on your eyepod or cd player.

If you go to the store and look in the ipod section, you'll get charged like $20 for it.. try to check the portable cd player/tape player section, because they're usually like $5 there.

Tired_Of_You
12-08-2006, 08:11 PM
I got one for 2$, but I can't use it. rgmbls. One of my friends has one and it's worth it... anyway, it doesn't cost a lot. I don't know if there's another way of using an mp3 player?

Llamas
12-08-2006, 08:16 PM
you can get an FM transmitter, but they cost more and don't work as well.

Tired_Of_You
12-08-2006, 08:33 PM
Oh ok. Thanks. I think I'll just wait until I have my mother's car and buy a cd player. That is, if her car is still working.

IAmARevenant
12-08-2006, 08:36 PM
that's what portable cd player + tape deck converter is for. :)
I don't even know what that is. :o I'm so behind in the times.

All About Eve
12-08-2006, 08:43 PM
you can get an FM transmitter, but they cost more and don't work as well.
Actually, if you get a good kind, they work better and hold up much better. My radio's partly broken like I said though, and I don't want to risk that. The tapedeck thing is one of the like, 3 things on my Christmas list.

Vera
12-09-2006, 08:24 AM
Rarely - but for the simple answer, "No". At dad's place sometimes maybe, and in his car. But in general, no.

Llamas
12-09-2006, 02:11 PM
Actually, if you get a good kind, they work better and hold up much better. My radio's partly broken like I said though, and I don't want to risk that. The tapedeck thing is one of the like, 3 things on my Christmas list.

I've talked to like 5 ipod specialists, and every single one said that the cassette thing is much better, even than the "good kind" of FM transmitter. And the cassette thing is $20 at most, and I've seen FM transmitters as much as like $80. Totally not worth it at all.

Kitten
12-09-2006, 04:17 PM
My FM transmitter wasn't totally expensive, and it works really well.
The only thingis, sometimes community stations are on the same frequencies, and they can cause interference.

Llamas
12-09-2006, 04:20 PM
yeah, interferance is the problem. Plus when you're travelling through different areas, you have to change the station you use too much. The cassette adapter removes that issue. The only thing that makes the FM transmitter better is that it's usually cordless. But if you're driving, does that really matter?