Thursday, September 3, 2009

seagulls on the radio?

For years ... as in since the 8th grade ... one of my radio presets has been set to 107.7 KSYZ. Back when I started listening, it was called "Sunny 108" and played hits from the 70's, 80's, and 90's (and maybe 60's ... I can't remember anymore). Shortly after I started listening, the "Sunny 108" moniker disappeared, and it just became known as 107.7 KSYZ. Also, at some point--maybe around the turn of the century?--the 70's music disappeared, and the station played music from "the 80's, 90's, and today."

On Monday morning, I flipped over to KSYZ while driving in to work. Instead of Matt & Julia on the morning show, I heard ... waves and seagulls??? I didn't give it too much thought beyond "that's odd ...", and I changed the station. The next day, I heard a voiceover between songs that said "107.7--The Island." I thought it was a stupid name for a radio station in Nebraska, though I get that it's playing off of Grand Island. Then tonight I learned that they fired Matt & Julia! Evidently, the station is changing formats, and it's now going to be geared toward older women. That's fine by me, as I've been enjoying the music, but did they really have to can Matt & Julia??? (And did they have to do it last Friday? That's cold.)


  1. Friday is the best day to fire people, because then everyone has the weekend to calm down.
    Also, how does it make you feel that you enjoy a station geared toward "older women"?

  2. That's just how my musical tastes run ... I would have enjoyed the same type of music in high school, too.

  3. booo. i'm really curious about what kind of stuff "older women" listen to...

  4. So far, I've heard a lot of '70s pop and '80s music ... and on my way home from work the other night, I caught "Bohemian Rhapsody." I can't recall ever hearing that on the radio before!

    Oh, and Julia's OK (though I have no clue what happened to Matt)--she got her own morning show on a competing radio station!


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