Normally, I’m pretty strictly NPR when it comes to radio during my commute. However, during a story I don’t care about (or a pledge drive) I would normally flip over to WXRT… but lately, I’ve found myself flipping between XRT and Q101.
I used to hate Q101–I can’t stand Mancow (he’s just not funny) and the music format used to blow. But something’s changed… they switched formats or something, because in the past week I’ve caught some really great stuff. In addition to the standard new “alternative” stuff, like the White Stripes and the Postal Service, in the last week I also heard old school stuff from the Violent Femmes, the Jim Carroll Band, and Ween. It was the first time I ever hear Ween on the radio. It was cool.