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December 9th, 2008

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06:42 am - Controversial shock jocks Opie and Anthony...
I think most people know I listen to Opie and Anthony in the mornings on the way to work. No one, including me, understands why, because I'm so far removed from their target demographic I can't even wave at those people. (I think most people know it's because I'm a Jim Norton fan since Tough Crowd and they do bring on a lot of old Tough Crowd crew, as well as some brilliantly funny people.

In fact, Opie and Anthony has so changed the way I listen to radio, that I can't listen to the usual style morning shows because the fake laughs over things that aren't funny and the stale jokes are just too much. O&A&J go pretty natural from an improv perspective and aren't afraid to acknowledge that the joke has failed or they've driven it into the ground. For some reason that appeals to me.

In any case, I have to consider a return to music in the morning or an O&A option like XM or apparently audible. I'm considering my options.

(And you might wonder, since they've been gone since before Thanksgiving why I'm only just now whining. O&A tend to vanish on vacations without a trace. I gave them the rest of Thanksgiving week and one more beyond to show up again. Sunday, I complained to Hoppie that I becoming concerned because it seemed like a rather long vacation for the show and then I heard the ad on BCN for their lineup including Toucher and Rich (BCN's signature program) at 6 AM.)

Before Opie and Anthony, I listened to conservative sports hosts Dennis and Callahan on WEEI, but I find I can't go back to that. I tune in for the Sports flash with Jon Meter Perel and that's pretty much my limit. If there are alternate hosts, I might stay on longer. The point is, it's a long 7 minutes to my office. What do I listen to!?
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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Date:December 9th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
NPR! WBUR is the local news station.
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Date:December 9th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
I've tried to listen, but maybe I've just heard the wrong programs but they do NOTHING for me.
Date:December 9th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
I've been an XM subscriber for five years now. It's worth it, if for no other reason than MLB Home Plate and game audio. The rest of it is great too, but that's the most major draw for me.
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Date:December 9th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
What kind of radio do you have? I'm currently thinking a portable unit might be best.
Date:December 9th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
I have the Inno at this point, but I'm going to upgrade to the XMP3 this month, I think. My Inno is rather old and the display is coated with random stuff. I've gotten a tremendous amount of use from it, however, and would strongly recommend it to anyone.

XM is offering free radios to new subs, but they're not nearly as robust.

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