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Recommended radio station

August 29th, 2004 (12:34 am)

It stands to reason: in the last week or so, as I've been moving my stuff out of Gainesville, FL, I've found the greatest radio station I've come across in a long time.

It's 980 AM for those (any) of you in Gainesville. WDVH-AM, owned by Jablamo, an LLC based in Indianapolis, Indiana. It's also listed as WLUS, but that may be an older call sign. Whatever its letters, the station goes by "County Legends," and it's fantastic: it plays real country music, not that pop-with-twang crap that so often tries to pass for it. As I passed out of its coverage area today, they went from Conway Twitty's great "Saturday Night Special" to Dolly Parton's immortal "Jolene" -- and in between they played songs I can't name, because I'd never heard them before and no disc jockey interrupted to correct my ignorance. And that's just fine by me.

I just wish they had a website with streaming audio, so I could listen to them here.


Posted by: superheroes failing at oatmeal (some_stars)
Posted at: August 28th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC)

oooh, we have a Country Legends in Houston, too. Probably the same giant corporation runnign all of 'em. *g* But yes, real music! It makes me so happy.

Posted by: Mara (marag)
Posted at: August 29th, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)

::sigh:: DC may be below the Mason-Dixon line, but we've only got the one country station (that I know of). It plays a lot of the country-pop I can't stand, a fair amount of the country-rock that I enjoy, and sometimes plays the old and good stuff.

Posted by: paula (paulasj)
Posted at: August 29th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)

I really like the old stuff. I'm a bit older than ya'll so I remember growing up listening to Merle Haggard, George Jones, Johnny Cash. The new 'pop-with-twang' country just doesn't have the soul that these oldies had.

Hey, Icsbanana,

I live in Houston, too. What station are you talking about?

Posted by: cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut)
Posted at: August 31st, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)

Holy crap, I went to high school in Gainesville.

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