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What kind of music would you play if you had your own radio station?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 2, 2008

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Photo of Charlie Quick

“A little bit of everything. I listen to a lot of country, a lot of jazz, contemporary and soft rock. I’m not too big on rap, but I like R&B.”

Photo of Abby Fire

“Alternative and maybe some country. It doesn’t really go together, but I think I could pull it off. It’s all about what type of songs you play.”

Photo of Gary Wang

“I would probably play top 40 type music, soft rock, alternative as well as some international artists.”

Photo of Amber Lord

“Music that people want to hear: hours upon hours of Depeche Mode.”

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Aisling 5 years, 11 months ago

Multi---Uriah Heep!!! How could I forget 'stealin' when I shoulda been buyin'? "stood on the ridge and I shunned religion, thinkin' that the world was mine...." I would also have Iris Dement, Nanci Griffith. "onward crispin glover' is a local band (I think) and they usually win our 'best band name ever' contest. Oh and Pink Floyd would be on my station.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

I have no memory of that song, who was it by?There's really a group called "Onward Crispin Glover"?That's hilarious!No one mention Uriah Heep, or New Riders of the Purple Sage. Allman Brothers.Iris Dement.

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autie 5 years, 11 months ago

..bet you goin' fishin, all the timebaby's goin' fishin toobet you life, that your sweet wifegoina catch more fish than you.well, now many fish will bite if you got good baithere's a little tip that I would like to relateanyway..something like that...It's only been like twenty years since I heard it..but I used to sing it to my kids a long time ago.

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Aisling 5 years, 11 months ago

oohhh Grand Funk, that's right, and also I forgot to mention Rod Stewart, Harry Chapin, Doobie Brothers, ELO, Bachman, Turner Overdrive, REO Speedwagon, Cream, Foghat.The fishing song!! man, does that bring back some memories. Well except I can't remember 'em but if I could it would...........

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autie 5 years, 11 months ago

oh yes..Taj Mahal. there is one I haven't heard in years. I loved his fishin song. And I didn't see any mention of Grand Funk..Closer to Home was pretty cool back in the old hippie days.

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Aisling 5 years, 11 months ago

John Prine, Guy Clark, Luka Bloom, Christy Moore, The Pogues, Louise Killeen, Prairie Home Companion, Elvis Costello, Old 97's, Rolling Stones, Leon Redbone, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaak, Black Oak Arkansas, The Band, Mason Profit, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Handsome Family, Dr. Hook, Credence, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, X, Indigo Girls, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Brown, Dan Fogelberg, Onward Crispin Glover, Killcreek, the Elders, Damian Dempsey, Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, Taj Mahal, Southern Culture on the Skids, Dave, Rich & Bob or is it Rich, Bob & Steve? The Rainmakers, Pol McAdaim, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash.

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idarastar 5 years, 11 months ago

Revolutionary music from all genres: hip-hop, funk, acid-jazz, punk, rock. Conscious music for the conscious mind. Music that promotes health, self-awareness and society awareness. I love knowledge put to the sounds of instruments!

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

sunflower_sue says:MultiD, I lost 3 trees last night. :( (Plus a trampolene, numerous ginormous tree limbs, and goodness knows what else.) Forgot to mention that the biggest tree fell on the garage:but a small oak broke it's fall first. Could have been a lot worse.----------------------Didn't catch this until now. I hope the garage wasn't too damaged.I may know where your trampoline is.I talked to my ex, and when the lightening would strike at there house, they could see the things that had blown into their yard.(Not in Lawrence)First, a canoe nearly hit the window where they were at (from a lake 1/4 mile away), then 3 trampolines, including one with the huge upper safety part, that had 5 inch metal legs that had been set in the ground 6 inches, and one dog cage, with thankfully no dog in it.My poor son, having been through the tornado here and seeing the place torn to shreds, and his brother dying, was upset all night.On the way to school Fri morning, he heard about Langston Hughes' roof being torn off.Not a good time to hear this.During the day, something furthertriggered his PTSD, and he drew an angry picture that got him in school suspension.I don't know what will happen when he sees the tree gone. See, there were four of them, one for each child (at least that's what my daughter said, and talked about with her brothers). One died from lightning soon after we moved in, (They made that one be the one for the deceased sister).Then perhaps the year of the microburst, another died very suddenly, perhaps lightning too.That one dying upset him, it was personal.I hope I move before he learns about this one.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

The ORGNORANT BOB...how come you didn`t offer 2 help out MULTI ? Or anyone else that is posting.....Kinda dissapointed in you "Larryvillians" Time was when the community would pull together and help out yer neighbor...I guess ya all can pat yerselves on the back 4 makin the homeless all comfy 2 buy their crack and feel all fuzzy inside but...when someone that reaches out 4 a little help ( people that have made a contribution 2 society) you all hide yer heads in the sand! Shame on ya all !

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

MULTI...were you able 2 get anyone 2 help you out?

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WoolyBully 5 years, 11 months ago

To Redwoodcoast: That act deregulated radio (Clinton took the money from the Big Boys!). And that is why radio sucks today. It's all computer-driven from far-away. No live deejays downtown anymore. They give us a live show in the morning, ONLY. Then they turn on the computer playlist to make sure we hear the same ol' 300 songs over and over and over. Boring. And that is why the iPod is so successful, and why the Jack format is similarly successful: the Jack format merely mimics the iPod. "We'll play what we want." That's garbage; they play that because the creativity, the excitement, the fun are all gone. They've forgotten how (or merely gotten too lazy) to program radio stations these days. Nope, one deejay in the morning with The Best Mix, The Most Variety, The Best of the 80's, and the same old boring taglines til we finally turn it off.... WHB lives on in my brain (on 710KHz), and WLS & KOMA at night, and even The Wolfman howling in from Ciudad Acuna... and don't get me started on Ville Platte, Louisiana....

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Crossfire 5 years, 11 months ago

All Alvin and The Chipmunk's all the time.Chipmunk Jazz is the coolest, Daddy-O.Right Simon...?Correct Alvin.

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Celeste 5 years, 11 months ago

Hey Bob, just checked out that Pandora site-how cool! I already set up my own station. :-) Thanks!

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notnowdear 5 years, 11 months ago

JazzThere is no jazz station around here anymore, not to my knowledge. Thus I do not listen to the radio much and then only NPR. I love my iPod, and iTunes, which is also played in the car. Don't really need a radio, when I can create a playlist myself.Maybe I would listen to 70's rock. Maybe. But I am not sure, since I can also get that with the iPod.

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jhwkfan162515 5 years, 11 months ago

I would play 50s and early-to-mid 60s rock'n'roll and pop; I would maybe play some disco and other pre-1980 rock'n'pop. Maybe even a little pre-1980s country, too!

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bobberboy 5 years, 11 months ago

Sorry, Amos & Andy sing tenor.

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nomansland 5 years, 11 months ago

Amber is my kind of girl :) DM rocks! Anyways, it's too bad The Lazer is what it is today. Rolling Stone magazine didn't vote it the best station in the country for nothing!

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 11 months ago

gphawk, based on your music preferences, I think I'll set you up with my sister. (Unless, of course, you are gay, female, or married.) Oh, who cares? If you are gay or female, I'll still set you up with her. Married is a no go! :)

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gphawk89 5 years, 11 months ago

My second radio station would be space music. Hearts of Space, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Michael Stearns, etc.

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RedwoodCoast 5 years, 11 months ago

None of this neatly-packaged "I want you back/I'm so miserable without you" overproduced crap they're selling the kids these days. I would prefer a mix of everything, excluding the commercial consumer music I just mentioned. I don't remember what the act was, but back in 1996, something happened that allowed huge media companies to buy up as many radio stations as they wanted. Radio music hasn't been worth listening to since.

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gphawk89 5 years, 11 months ago

80's rock, 24/7. Van Halen, Ratt, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Kiss, AC/DC, Queensryche, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Metallica, Metal Church, Megadeth, Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani, MacAlpine, Mr. Big, Def Leppard, Dio, Whitesnake, Tesla, Wasp, Great White, Scorpions, Accept, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Poison, GNR, Rush...

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 11 months ago

"Ooga chakka, ooga ooga ooga chakka...I can't stop this feelin', deep inside of me..." Yeah, I'd play that over and over and over.MultiD, I lost 3 trees last night. :( (Plus a trampolene, numerous ginormous tree limbs, and goodness knows what else.) Forgot to mention that the biggest tree fell on the garage...but a small oak broke it's fall first. Could have been a lot worse.RI, sorry, no hot showers for your family just yet. I have crap (literally) backing up in my downstairs shower. Why does this all happen at once????

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

THats O.K. oBygN BOB ...You1ll get it eventually ...Im sorry if yer mind is slow....one day Docs may be able 2 alter yer gene pool and fix yer family!

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jamnjohnks 5 years, 11 months ago

bounceradio .net is my station. We do a little bit of everything. If your interested in a mix, commercial stuff and indie artists, we have about 25 different shows on the air currently. Come check us out.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 11 months ago

While it is a shame that his posts get sucked into the LJW's time-space continuum issue, I really have no clue what LE is ever talking about when the posts are in this dimension.

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

4 the topic..as I got distracted with the storm thing..ROCK N ROLL....R.E.O. Riden the Storm Out...Waitin 4 the fallout ...It`s a full moon night and ...well if ya are into rock n roll ..you know the words......

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

I still wonder why Ljw even lets my messages get on...Im only half crazy (gemini trait)..the evil me comes out when I feel i am being deliberatly Fed with...and as some of you know I am the ghost of this comment section ..Im a magician and didnt even know it ...I am here ..now im gone...And 4 my next act I will pull a unicorn rabbit out of my @ss...I tend 2 ride the fence on the side of bizzare only cuz I get a little frustrated when my magic show takes on a life all its own..so why not push the envelope! I know I will disappear anyway..but I aint no quitter...Never have been never will ..they will have 2 pry my cold dead fingers from the keyboards ...Lots o luv 2 all of you that hate me...thats O.K. I am not here 4 a popularity award anyway..I just like 2 be part of this damaging yet theraputic 4 me comment section ...I apologize if I offend anyone ...Not my intention...just the trait of the artistic crazy side ,the man upstairs gave me ..Its a trade off ..he gives you a talent then ..gives you some flaws 2 balance things out and keep ya humble! At least I recognize it and that is my favorite word..RECOGNIZE! Cuz if ya recognize a problem that is the 1st step 2 workin on it....Ya all have fun on here...Now read it quick cuz my David Copperfield Impersonation is gonna happen in a few minutes...POOF!

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chewyfally 5 years, 11 months ago

I like the way you think, Amber!

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prospector 5 years, 11 months ago

Ohjayhawk, the RFD station that is near the top of the stations on Dish Network is where I have gotten my fix in the past. Classic!And those western Kansas wedding dances.

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mom_of_three 5 years, 11 months ago

I like all kinds of music, so there might be an hour of this and that, and then several hours of mixed stuff. There would be some country, Michael Buble, ZZ Top, Huey Lewis, favorite music you hear at dances, Chicago, definitely some Big Band, and some jazz, Aerosmith, Blood, Sweat and Tears. Have to play "In the Stone" at least once a day.Sometimes we listen to the music on cable, and just flip around to hear songs from the various stations. Went to a "Chicago" concert a couple of years ago - simply amazing!

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ms_canada 5 years, 11 months ago

Would one be allowed to get serious on the board today or must it all be silly stuff? I am not that silly a person, sorry. If I had my own station I would have a mixture of news, public interest programs with lots of interviews with interesting people and I would intersperse these programs with a variety of music. One hour could be all country, one could be all folk with lots of celtic groups, one program would be a touch of light classics and one hour would be old favourites of mine. That would be the hour that I would listen to and it would include some Mike Oldfield, The Animals, Billy Joel, Stan Rogers, Garrnet Rogers, James Keelaghan, Andrea Bocelli. Loreena McKennitt. Stuff like that. I would not allow any of the crazy loud screaming that passes for music these days. I have yet to find a supermarket that plays nice soft music for the pleasure of shoppers. All I hear are loud screamers. Yuk!!

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 11 months ago

Whatever kind annoys raccoons the most. There's one nesting in the attic right now, and I want it to leave.

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rumor_man 5 years, 11 months ago

I think Charlie Quick is using his stage name.

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ohjayhawk 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm of the same mind of many others. It'd definitely have to be a wide variety. It's kind of funny because I live in a small city with a small, private college now, and their student-run radio station's format is about as close as I've come to something I'd do.prospector - wasn't there a station in KC in the early-mid 90's that played all polka music when they were getting ready for a format change? I think it was when that station ended up with a smooth jazz format. It was up near the top end of the dial.

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coool 5 years, 11 months ago

Hey Cool,You forgot about your boy Brian Kimmel

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cool 5 years, 11 months ago

a mix of classical, jazz, and hearts of space !

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Andini 5 years, 11 months ago

Bring Back The LAZER Clubhouse with Spacin' Jason.

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acoupstick 5 years, 11 months ago

Vintage (prewar) blues, jazz, and folk.

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average 5 years, 11 months ago

p>Hober.org is pretty much what I want most of the time.

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fu7il3 5 years, 11 months ago

German death metal, only because it is spring and it makes me happy.

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blue73harley 5 years, 11 months ago

acg - speaking of old...it has been quite a few years since I even heard the term "bubblegum pop" :-)

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acg 5 years, 11 months ago

Oh come on now MD, Kill the Poor is like a 30 year old song. How old are you? Were you, like, really freaked out when all of the dinosaurs died? LOL. j/k

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

and le is gone by 8:53.Who's that comicbook super hero who arrives before you see him, and leaves the same way?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

Good posts folks, keep them coming and funny.I really need some humor to get me through today.acg...next time you post, could you post in English?I have no idea what you were talking about!{;-D EThat E underneath me is my walker.

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OnlyTheOne 5 years, 11 months ago

Absolutely nothing digitally processed

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 11 months ago

Anyone can have their own radio station...www.pandora.comVery sweet. Listen to what you want, not what is shoved down your throat.--Side note... I've been a guinea pig in radio test marketing studies. You know how what is on radio is decided? 250 people sit in a hotel ballroom and the market research company plays 5 second snippets of 500 songs. You rate on a scale of 1 - 5 how much you like the song. Yes, some idiot like me decides what is on radio based on a 5 second portion of a song.No wonder radio sucks.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

R_I,I have a kingnerd KU prof ExSO who listens to that every time it's on.I'd be invited over to his house, and that would be on, and well..that music is hard to get in the mood with, no matter how much liquor is involved.And to everyone who wondered about street sweepers, it is at the extreme SW corner today.

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acg 5 years, 11 months ago

I like the way that 105.1, Jack, plays a little bit of everything, so my station would be like that. Except, I would take requests and I wouldn't stick with just mainstream music. They play great tunes, but every once in a while I want to hear some of the rare old hits I get to hear on 96.5 like last night when I was up waiting to see if the world was going to end, I heard Kill the Poor by the Dead Kennedys, The KKK Took My Baby Away, by the Ramones and Hits from the Bong by Cypress Hill. I guess on my station, one minute you could be listening to La Traviata and three songs later, you're hearing I'm Not an Addict by K's Choice. I have weird tastes in music. Oh, no Britney Spears or Christina Aguillera allowed on my station. I can't handle bubble gum pop.

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Kyle Neuer 5 years, 11 months ago

Nothing "popular", whatsoever.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

jonas. I'd probably die trying too.Someone is coming to give me an opinion on if it wise to try to save it.This is so sad. That tree is not only "my daughter's" tree, but it is the main tree out the living room door. It's freaky to now see apartment and parking lot over the tilted side of it.---------------------Autie..."I Could Love You"

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prospector 5 years, 11 months ago

Fire up the Ump Pah band, it's Miabock time, so lets all Polka!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 11 months ago

....Wait, KPR already plays that on the Retro Cocktail Hour...

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Yay ..I hope ya got the info...jot it down before it`s gone!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Cuz my postings keep disappearing... could someone copy the info Im trying 2 get to MULTI and relay it 2 her 4 me? Someone that doesnt get removed like me!Thanx

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

le spotted at 8:48 am. Wow.le, you're getting to be considered a miracle on the boards.

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BABBOY 5 years, 11 months ago

I would probably go all hard rock with some mental and alternative and whatever Rage Against the Machine is considered but I like pretty much everything except not really a huge fan of country. Wife likes country as I note everytime I get in my car after she used it.My thirll in owning radio station would have a red phone by the DJ. When the DJ is being stupid, the red phone will go off and he gets to talk to me. (See my many prior angry posts as to how the red phone would work)

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autie 5 years, 11 months ago

Oh my. I would play a mix of John Prine, ZZ Top, Amazing Rythmn Aces, then throw in a little Beethoven and Mozart, then follow it up with Black Oak Arkansas..

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Multi...if I were in the area I would gladly help you out....I am in cal. til may 20...some body hopefully will answer your call...Larryville actually has some good people left there! Try my friend Vic..at 1-785 331-8389 Explain your situation and tell him LED sent you and when I get back I will give him a free tattoo when I get back if he can fix you up...tell him 2 call me to verify! Good luck ..I can`t say 4 sure he can help..he is a busy guy..but he is very good in that field and has a huge heart!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

I would have the all day Johnny Dare show...This is one quick witted feller....And all music would be by the best guitarist For example: The yardbirds were a launching pad for Jimmy Page..Page ,Beck And Clapton all played in the same band at different times....3 of the best!

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i_tching 5 years, 11 months ago

Unformatted.I think Amber has hit upon genius. But perhaps in addition to an all-DP-all-the-time station, the community would also support an all-Stairway-to-Heaven-all-the-time spot on the dial, interrupted only by traffic, weather, and vacuum-cleaner commercials.

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jonas 5 years, 11 months ago

multiD: I can probably die trying.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

Help needed asap.Gonna need help people.One of my tall pines is leaning, ball is uprooted some.I gave away all my fence posts, but I have a pole driver somewhere. Chain and turnbuckle too if I can find where the man moved them to when he cleaned the garage.But I can't get back there to do it myself, and it'll need to be done soon or I'll lose the tree.I can't hire it done, no funds right now.House is supposed to be listed today too.Any helpful people out there?Know of a tree service kind enough to help a disabled woman out in a bind?

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blue73harley 5 years, 11 months ago

The Slim Whitman channel. Catch Slim Whitmania!

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

Vince has a show?Details tony, details.

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ChristmasCarol 5 years, 11 months ago

I would have a variety of types of music played and have it change with the shift and the D.J.That way the D.J. is familiar with the music he is playing and specified to the time of day and type of music.That way listeners could get a variety of music in their palette.

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tonythetiger 5 years, 11 months ago

If I were in it strictly for business. I would go with the best for the demographic in the area. For instance if I lived in Los Angeles I would probably go with hip hop or heavy metal but if I lived in Kansas I would probably go with country western. I would probably go to the extreme of one type of music and play the cutting edge of it and only it, that way the audience would be solidified and you could guarantee that it would stay on that station any time of day.I could even have some radio show like Dr. Demento, King Biscuit Flour Hour, Alice Cooper's show or Paul Harvey. Wow.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

Hammered dulcimer...maybe toss in some mandolin.That music turns into nerve wrecking non stop pings if it's not done well.I could drive masses over the edge.Who needs Kool-Aid?

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