Someone asked me recently why I've cut back on writing about Bay Area radio. OK, fair question. Simple answer. Do this: listen to the terrestrial tripe that currently exists and you'll understand my lack of radio posts.
IHeart Radio has foisted the latest pack of crap on the airwaves in the form of another innocuous, almost ludicrous offering called "The Breeze" --98.1 FM, which flipped from urban oldies to the mass dreck of "soft AC"--just what we need: Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton and Vanessa Williams.
Maybe we should all get out our hula hoops and bell bottoms too and do the hustle. Who the hell was responsible for this? A former groupie for Rick Dees?
Don't get me wrong, I miss 1976 quite a bit. I was 14 and had a major crush on Mrs. Matlock but that was 40 years ago. Granted, there were no cell phones and selfies but fantasies are just that, fantasies --if I wanted retro FM radio in the form of oldies, I'd prefer more Spinners and The O' Jays over Mariah Carey.
Celine Dion? Oy Vey.