Wednesday, January 28, 2009

(Un)Classy CHRW?

Last night I almost dragged myself out of bed to post, after flipping through radio stations. I decided to try out 94.9 CHRW, which is the University of Western Ontario’s radio station. I must admit, I have only previously listened to this station once, and nothing about it sparked my interests.

Now I remember why I don’t listen to it. As I turned the dial, I was exposed to the ridiculousness of the commentary. Although funny and student oriented, and the music they showcased was definitely music I’m interested in, I couldn’t help but cringe at some of the comments being made. Naturally, I pulled out my phone instead of leaving the warmth of my bed, and wrote in the memo pad, “Apparently we had some really gay people on here last week, so sorry if they offended your little gay ears.” This may not be word for word, but it’s what I caught.

Is this why they have the 12 am timeslot? Or do they think that no one is listening? I often listen to 106.9 The X, which is Fanshawe College’s radio station. This type of commentary would not be found on their station.

In my opinion, the commentary is just as important as the music-keep it classy.


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