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
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.