Support Your Local Public Radio–Warts and All

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I listen to at least three different public radio stations in three different cities on any given day, mostly for music but also for news, and can’t help but compare and contrast their differences and similarities. Why public radio stations play the Grateful Dead on Sunday evening I don’t know any more than I know why they play EDM late night or reggae on Saturday morning, or sometimes country and western, but I smell conspiracies, and they smell like mind-control to me, as if Saturdays somehow imply stoniness of the gravel road sort or island sort, while Sunday stoniness of the 60’s sort is somehow more Left Coast or Godly. But does anyone on NPR in LA have a name that can be pronounced, or better yet—spelled? That’s what I want to know… and you gotta’ love those pledge drives…

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