At today’s weekly lunch at Tommy’s Diner, the gang and I were talking about the rash of pop radio stations given one-syllable male names. The Ted in Columbus, the Bob in Cincinnati, and I’m sure there are more of them in other cities.
Anyway, these stations play a mix of pop music ranging from the 70s to today, but they have zero personality, hence the Ted/Bob/whatever naming scheme. Sometimes I do listen to the Ted in Columbus, and during the discussion, I said something to the effect of the following:
“Hey, if I’m flipping around and I hear the Safety Dance and Can’t Touch This back-to-back, I’m going to stop flipping.”
I didn’t think it was that weird a statement, but apparently everyone else did.
For those of you out there in Internet land- are there other stations similar to these in your area? With the naming scheme?