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My Radio Rant

by on December 9th, 2009

“Look at this photograph. Everytime I do it makes me laugh. How did our eyes get so red and what the hell is on Joey’s head?” Let’s follow this genius song (insert laughter here) with some Chris Daughtry, Creed, and dare I say it, “Careless Whisper,” by Seether? Well I love variety, but I, like the rest of the Wausau, gets bored of their usual Midwest Communications and WIFC’s Top 40, so I then change it to one of Wausau’s ten other similar classic rock stations — okay put a barrel in my mouth and pull the trigger.

I’m just going to come out and say this — I hate the radio music selection that is provided my Wausau’s very own Midwest Communications. Though I love radio stations for what they do for a community, for example charitable events, (I will admit Midwest Communication radio stations do very well at this) I can’t stand radio stations that will take a song and play the hell out of it. I would compare it to a farmer overusing their cows to the point of exhaustion. Yes, to me what Wausau radio does to music compares to animal abuse.

I have recently moved from Wausau to Milwaukee (where the radio stations are beautiful and don’t abuse music like terrible farmers would with their cows), and though I live in a new city, I still have a place in my heart for the beautiful city of Wausau. However I would be lying if I said that I enjoy hearing the same Nickelback (which is a terrible band in general) song that has been played obsessively since 2001. I am sick and tired of the crap that we are forced to listen to on the radio in my sweet town of Wausau. I believe it is time to stop complaining about this and finally take action. I am calling WIFC along with Midwest Communications out. I am tired of listening to mainstream crap. Let’s face it, very few people like Nickelback, Hinder, Chris Daughtry, and hell, no one likes Seether.

I believe that there needs to be more radio variety in Wausau. The area has a surprisingly huge alternative music scene full of unique individuals who love the discovery of independent music. In order to please everyone, we need an alternative radio station that doesn’t follow the mainstream guidelines that Midwest Communications follows. I believe it’s time to stop complaining secretly and take action over this.

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