Friday, November 26, 2004

TED FM, the oddest format in Columbus

So a few weeks ago, 103.9 FM in Columbus changed formats from a 70-80s hit rock radio station, to what they call TED "We Play Everything".

This can best be best described as taking everyone in your extended family, and pulling out every hit from their record collection, no matter how old, and playing it on shuffle.

Case in point. This morning around 6:30 AM, the station played, Unskinny Bop by Poison (yes, that Poison), followed by a bumper and A Hard Day's Night (yes, the Beatles), followed by Sunglasses at Night (and no I don't remember who did that). I've also heard artists like Peter Gabriel, U2, Pet Shop Boys, the Clash, Eric Clapton.

That's just a sample of the random shuffle. The station could almost be run by iTunes or some other PC jukebox running on shuffle and inserting bumpers and commercials where applicable.

Not sure how long this format will last, but I guess it may be one of the only stations that truly has something for everyone (as long as they're into pop/rock).

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