Here at CPHQ, we had half a mind to do a live blog playlist over the course of a workday--find out whether the "greatest songs of all time" would keep us feeling perky and productive. But it's hard to love Love 105 for a long time: To start, the station's famous three-transmitter signal sounds like it's coming in from somewhere around International Falls.
And, frankly, after a set that just included Air Supply, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon and Garfunkel, and someone we think was Seals and Croft, we feel like we're enduring a psy-ops experiment--a little like Manuel Noriega barricaded inside the Vatican Embassy with "Welcome to the Jungle" screaming at 110 decibels. Except that Love-105 doesn't play Guns 'n Roses.
You might be wondering whether the DJs have been equipped with industrial-strength ear protection to endure this assault. Fear not: In order to shield station staff from a loaf of Bread, the station's owner, ABC Radio, has so far taken the precaution of having no live, on-air talent. Station promos segue into commercial breaks—of which there are currently few. As for back-announcing tracks? Well, if you don't recognize John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" by now, you might be dead.