Tuesday, January 11, 2011

nerd alert confession

I have a confession...we listen to our radio almost every night.

It's not an XM radio. Not Pandora. We listen to the old FM radio every night. Not in the car. In our home.

Every night when we get in the kitchen and start making dinner one of us will say to the other, "Waves?" and the other will person will turn it on the radio to our favorite station, "92.9 The Wave."

And "The Wave" isn't pop/top 40 channel or the country channel or "cool music", oh no. We listen to the channel that plays "The best variety of yesterday and today." In other words, they play a lot of "oldies" from the 70's and 80's, and some adult contemporary music (think Train, Daughtry, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus' "The Climb") . I don't know how we got stuck listening to this channel, but early on in our marriage we started and now we can't stop.

But our radio obsession actually gets better (or maybe more ridiculous?). There are some songs that get played a lot on the old Wave...we refer to these as "Wave-rits" (get it?!). Some examples of Wave-rits:
  • "Still the One" by Orleans
  • "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne
  • "Crazy Love" by Poco (this is a personal fav!)
  • "Everything I Own" by Bread
  • "Baby Come Back" by Player
  • ANYTHING by Elton John
  • "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings
My list could really go on and on.

And the real kicker to our dorky radio addiction is Saturday nights. Every Saturday night is "Saturday Night at the 70's" where they play a lot of 70's "boogie music" as we like to call it. Music that you normally hear at weddings...lots of "Brick House" lots of Earth Wind and Fire. When we have plans on Saturday nights and we go out, we'll even say to one another "Man, guess this means no Saturday Night at the 70's tonight!"

This really happens. We are really this uncool on our Saturday nights and I'm okay with it.

How in the world will we survive if we ever move? There will never be another station like this one.


  1. Now THAT is FUNNY! Good for you! My husband and I take turns rubbing each others' feet most nights. 10 mins each. Serious!

  2. "ANYTHING by Elton John" this is how i know we were meant to be real life friends! i love the radio too!!

  3. No problems with listen to that music. I LOVE EW&F!! I wanted to go to their concert a few years ago, but no one my age would go with me...go figure!

  4. It sounds fabulous! I love it.

  5. haha, we take dorkiness one step further and have been known to listen to NPR in the house!! We canceled cable so no longer have the sound of the tv as background noise while we do dishes, cook, clean etc.

  6. So basically what you're saying is that one Saturday night we'll have a girls night at your place with a 70s theme...J can be the DJ.

    I'm totally down.

  7. We do nerdy stuff like this all of the time. I love it!

  8. Love it! We have a radio station here that is the "best mix of the 80s, 90s, and today" and I think it's great! It's definitely my go-to station in the car.

  9. Hahaha!! Adorable :-)

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  10. Oh how fun! I never think to turn on the radio. It's probably better than just having the tv on. Sounds like a fun station!