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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The New Radio

Has anyone ever run a successful radio station whose sets were completely listener-based? I think there should be a radio station where listeners can request six, seven songs in a row, hindered only by a time and (loose) content limit. Broadcasting your juke-box favorites to millions of potential people (sometimes just pets at home alone) gives a powerful rush.

We the radio listeners have listened for too long without representation! We accept music as pleasure. While we acknowledge that there is a certain thrill in entrusting your pleasure to someone else, we believe in pleasuring ourselves!

On our station, there is a blind DJ to praise or criticize your playlist on the air, maybe assigning it an arbitrary number. And that DJ decides via Braille, within a period of one to sixty days, how long until you are permitted to request another set. However, the DJ does not reveal his sentence on the air. Finally auditory justice! This is our concession to the free-market and advertising.

It would all be internet-based and very easy if we could just believe in it. Believe that together, we have power and probably Rush -- six songs in a row -- only to be played again sixty days later.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jay said...

Whatever floats your boat, mate.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Diesel said...

Wait, why does he have to be blind?

10:25 AM  
Blogger amadea's world said...

I hardly ever listen to the radio - I am getting bored and sick listening to the the same songs being played over and over again and the commercials in between drive me mad.

5:26 PM  

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