The End of The End

Forgive me for my recent lack of posting…I’ve been in mourning.

My absolute favorite radio station of all time, 101.9 The End, disappeared off the Salt Lake area airwaves last Wednesday. I had less than an hour of notice before the last songs of Utah’s Rock Alternative played.

I’m a music junkie. I’m a fan of terrestrial radio. I spend ridiculous amounts of time in my car. Good music is a MUST when I drive. Despite my loaded 120 GB iPod, I like me a little sassy bit of radio personality peppered in. I’ve found stations in other states and cities that I’m loyal to (particularly 93.9 The River in Detroit), and thankfully most of them broadcast online. But it was like the air was stolen out of my lungs to have MY STATION lose its DJs and go jockless. And does America need another crappy Gen X radio station? I think not.

O dear Grant Ruby, Cort and Chunga, and all the others at The End who made the world a happier musical place, please accept my devoted love to you. I wish you much success to you in the future. You’ve got a fan for life.

Now excuse me while I begrudgingly reset the preset stations on my car stereo.

UPDATE JANUARY 2011: They’re back on the air!!!

  • amen.

  • A-FREAKIN-MEN!

    I hate this so much.. I am SO grumpy every morning because I have no clue what to listen too..

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  • Liked The End, hated Chunga. So, it’s sort of a bittersweet thing for me. Sad that it took the station getting dinked to get Chunga off the air.

    -Alan
    Twitter: aljmac

  • UGH I hear you. About a year ago my favorite L.A. FM talk station (the ONLY FM talk station) was reformatted to Top 40 that plays entirely too much Justin Bieber (actually ANY Bieber is too much) – and they didn’t bother to announce the format change until two days before it was done.

    I found another station I liked to sort of take it’s place- that station played mostly 80’s and 90’s. It was a great mix actually, so of course one day I turned it on to find out it had been reformatted to a Tejano station. Now, I actually kinda of like tejano music but not enough to listen to it for hours in traffic.

    The bulk of the local stations are all Clear Channel owned, which in and of it’s self isn’t so bad. the thing is they all play pretty much the same music and they all take they’re breaks at the same time. GRRRR!

    Man do I love my iPod!

  • But I still listen to 101.9. I’m confused.

  • I know! I was like “WHAT IS THIS BACKSTREET BOYS PLAYING ON 101.9???” But guess what? I think they moved to 104.7 and they’re now “The Point”. Or at least I hope so, cause I miss it!

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