This echoes my own experience growing up, and is part of the reason why I love DJing on WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio today. Please read this post from LightFields, the band who’s song Atomic closes out our Live at WRIR Vol 2 download. Don’t miss out, donate before the drive’s end tonight at 11p. www.wrir.org :::
"When I was a little kid, I would sit by the radio, fresh cassette tape in hand, and try to get my fingers fast enough to hit record and tape a song from beginning to end without a commercial or DJ ruining the intro or outro. If I messed it up, which happened all the time, it only meant listening to the radio longer and waiting to hear that elusive track make its way back to my tiny boombox. I never minded waiting. ¶ When I moved downtown in 2007, it didn’t take me long to fall in love with WRIR. As someone that grew up in the ‘burbs, WRIR was my tour guide into everything that our city had to offer. From music (including LOCAL ARTISTS!) to news and everything in between, the station simply blew my mind. Now when I listen to shows like Cause and Effect, Activate!, The Lotus Land Show, River City Limits, "Salad Days" with Dirty Dacoit Dan - WRIR 97.3 FM, The British Breakfast, and so many others, I’m constantly reminded of how much radio makes up my DNA. It’s part of who I am both as a music fan and a musician myself. ¶ Please join me in donating to WRIR during their fund-drive. You never know, there may be a confused kid sitting in their room tonight, ear next to the radio, waiting to finding out about their next favorite band. ¶ Let’s make sure they can hear them loud and clear."