Letters to the editor

By defaultuser
March 1, 2001

from Ben Lunn

Dear Loquitur,

I would like to say that I am rather disappointed in the story about Radio Contests in A&E this past week. To me, it seemed to be promoting the major-market radio stations of the area. Why? Those stations spend millions ofdollars promoting themselves, why should the Loquitur do it for free? It seems to make more sense to me to promote our own radio station 89.1 The Burn. Think about it. WYSP doesn’t need you to promote them. We do.

It is a sad fact that the students here don’t listen to The Burn as much as they should. What could possibly be the reason to listen to another station? Is the music better? Sure, if you want to listen to the same 40 songs over and over, go ahead. If you really enjoy hearing the new N’Sync single every hour, be my guest. But if you want to hear brand new music, things that haven’t made it to the masses yet, listen to us. In addition to new music, we play some of the best stuff that you haven’t’ heard in a while.

If you tune in, and you don’t like what you hear, just wait an hour or so. Odds are the next show on will be completely different. What other station will have hours of Phish and classic rock followed by Local bands, followed by an 80’s extravaganza? The station is such a mix of types of music because the staff is such a mix of people. What we play is not dictated by charts and lists, but instead by what we like, what you like, and what you’ve never heard.

Where else could you hear your friends and roommates on the air? Who wants to sit and listen to faceless people playing pointless music, when you could hear your friends playing the music you love, the music you grew up with?

Let’s not forget about prizes. Granted, we can’t afford a “$2 million Birthday Game,” but we do give away free concert tickets, free CD’s, free movies, and anything else we could get our hands on. OK, so it isn’t as good as $2 million, but is is a hell of a lot easier to win, and we won’t take let the IRS know who you are.

These are just a few of the reasons to listen to 89.1 The Burn. Why don’t you tune in to find some more?

Benjamin Lunn
Senior English/communications major

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