I was a teenager in the late 90s. I listened to the local (Seattle) "alternative" radio station on a daily basis. I idolized the DJs and recorded my favorite songs onto cassette whenever they came on and called in to make requests and enter contests and to ask questions during on-air interviews with my favorite musicians. I couldn't just watch a video on youtube or torrent an album (hell, Napster wasn't even a thing yet).
The radio played a vital role in my exposure to and enjoyment of music. I had dreams of becoming a DJ like Marco Collins and exchanging witty banter with a co-host and being pretty much the coolest thing I could imagine... locally famous. And tonight, for one brief hour... those dreams are coming true.
From 8pm to 9pm (west coast time), I'll be dropping in on a show my friend Liz is filling in on. I'll be able to play my favorite songs and my voice will be on the air and I'm so full of excitement and anticipation right now! I can barely wrap my head around it.
If you're local, you can tune into 91.9 FM to listen. Outside of the Port Townsend area, you can stream it live online at KPTZ.org.
Now to put together my playlist! Oh my gosh.