Radio

Because today is World Radio Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Radio. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…

I really do love listening to music. And a lot of that is because I love singing along with the songs that I know. So a lot of the time that means I hate listening to the radio. Well… I hate listening to the radio these days.

Maybe it’s my old age… or that I’m aging into my Get-Off-My-Lawn personality… but I generally think that the vast majority of modern music is trash. I can’t stand most new stuff that is released by most popular artists. Doesn’t matter the genre…

So a lot of the time if I’m in my car alone, I pull up Spotify on my phone and listen to carefully curated playlists that are filled with songs I know and can sing along with. That, or I pull up a podcast or an audiobook that I can listen to. But, considering my current career choices, I spent most of my in-car time with clients who like to listen to music.

That being the case, I turn the radio on and generally keep it on a local station that plays “Today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites…” I think that’s supposed to mean they play a mix of anything from the 1980s through now while avoiding rap and country music. And this is a radio station that I’ve listened to throughout my entire life. I’ve won concert tickets from this station. But their mix of songs is not as vast as their slogan would have one believe.

I swear they play Maroon 5 at least five times an hour. I used to like Maroon 5. But not anymore. Because I feel like that’s all I ever hear when I turn on that radio station. If it isn’t Maroon 5 it’s Adele or Taylor Swift. It’s like the station is getting paid extra money to play those three artists over and over again. There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing… to the point that it’s just not good anymore. I mean, I’ve never been a huge Taylor Swift fan, but at least I could once acknowledge a certain amount of talent. Not anymore… I used to adore Adele. But if I hear “Hello” one more time I’m going to rip my radio out of my car with my bare hands.

Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.

  1. Monty
  2. Renata Leo
  3. yoyoliving
  4. Bill

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt! Remember that there are no rules for what you write, other than responding to the prompt! You can write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, biography, instruction… it’s all up to you!

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5 thoughts on “Radio

  1. LOL! I know the feeling of wanting to rip your radio out for those songs they just play over and over 🤣 I know so many people choose to listen to their own playlists in cars nowadays…the neuroscience major in me wants to run an experiment to see if people who enjoy gambling choose the radio or their own music because I swear, I get a thrill hearing a song that I like on the radio because it’s all a gamble!

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    • If you ever do that, I’d be fascinated to find out the results. And it’s funny because I actually do that with my own playlists. I’ll set it to play random songs instead of just going in order and I like to test my own ESP abilities to see if I can guess what song is coming up next. I may have surprised myself once or twice by guessing correctly then claiming to be a Jedi or something.

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      • LOL you very much described my life as well. I usually shuffle my playlists, too (I posted some of my favorite playlists a few weeks ago, if you’re interested!)…if I’m listening to music on my phone, it’s either a shuffled playlist or a familiar album in order (or the same current song obsession on repeat). There is no in between! And I actually have a list of random experiments that will never happen, but my scientist brain is curious about. I’ve been toying with the idea of making a post with all of them 🤔

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  2. I agree. Add to the fact that they seem to play 10 songs on repeat mode, the announcers in between said songs are SO annoying! I use my iTunes playlist and/or Spotify now that I got unlimited data on my phone. I don’t pay for it, but if I change playlists I can usually get 30 minutes of no commercials and that’s just enough time to walk the dog LOL

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