[A summer repeat from January 19, 2012]
I’ve been asked what I listen to on my IPod while pumping iron at the local fitness center (heavy on Blues, Clapton, B.B. King, Magic Slim, Chinese language tapes, Gloria Estefan, Japanese koto music, the Bee Gees, the Beach Boys, etc.). What I listen to at any given time depends on what I am doing . . . .
But no one has ever asked me “What radio stations do you listen to, Scott?” So let me volunteer this information.
When traveling to and from the fitness center in the gray fingers of dawn — or just driving around — there are three stations I listen to: WMBI 90.1 (the Moody Bible Institute); WBBM News Radio 780 AM; and WFMT 98.7 (classical music station). Why these stations?
First, let me say that I can only listen to Bruce Springsteen, Lady Googoo, Kanye West, Ernest Tubb & his Texas Troubadors for so long. And besides — what benefit do I derive from hearing the same song 300 times during the course of my life? Zilch. The thumping and screeching of the “Top 40” will long be forgotten. And since life is not a dress rehearsal, I gravitate toward three stations that give me inspiration, knowledge and calm. For me, I have succeeded. What do you listen to?