Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Radio Daze

From the Birmingham News this morning, more word on the shakeup in the local radio market, in which what used to be 107.7 "The X" will convert to an urban format, and the name will go somewhere else:

[...] Meanwhile, The X, which has been on the 107.7 FM frequency since 1998, will relocate to its new home at 100.5. The station has been simulcasting on both frequencies for the past four weeks.

The morning team of Beaner and Ken will begin broadcasting their show on The X at 100.5 beginning April 11, Daniels said.

One person who won't be making the switch, though, is Luka, the afternoon drive-time personality with the chirpy British accent. Her last day at The X was Tuesday.

Daniels cited "philosophical differences" as her reason for leaving.

Luka said Wednesday she was "exceptionally happy" with what she did in her seven months back at The X and hopes to land at another station so she can keep "my northern Alabama audience."

Her audience is welcome to her.

Anyway, this seems to be quite upsetting for a lot of local "T*ttl* and Kl*n*" fans going by the hits Possumblog keeps getting about them. (I get enough hits without encouraging more by using their full names) I even got one semiliterate troll who stopped by and left a (quickly shovelled out) dropping in the comment section. Which goes a long way toward explaining what sort of person is part of their audience, and why I never enjoyed listening to them.

Anyway, it's all very confusing and makes my head hurt. It's also somewhat ironic about the change, considering 107.7 was for years the home of legendary WENN, back when "urban" was "Black."

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