Sunday, November 06, 2005

Classic Rock is dead in Portland

So, you live in Portland, and turn your radio to 105.9, The River, hoping to hear some Aerosmith, or maybe a little VH. They've been playing "Jump" and "Hot for Teacher" a lot lately, but you'd be really pumped if they played something off of a VH album other than 1984... Maybe a little "beautiful girls" or "Atomic Punk". Yeah that would rock!

Wait a second... they're playing Kenny G. WTF!?!?

Well, my friend, they only play jazz now. Seriously. Go to their website, 1059theriver.com, and instead of jibberish about "timeless classic rock", you'll be redirected to KIJZ.com which - without explanation (how about a "hey, loyal listeners, we've changed formats but thanks for listening all these years") - simply invites you join some "smooth jazz club". No thanks.

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