Radio Day

On Thursday night I received a message from my buddy Nick about the fact that he was going to be on the radio station 99.5 “The Wolf” on Friday morning. He said he didn’t know what he was going to be doing, but that all of us (his friends) should listen. I tuned in since it was actually during my normal commute. When I flipped the dial I thought something was terribly wrong. Out of my speakers quivered the sounds of Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and a plethora of other country artists I am unable to name. I shook my fist and looked towards the sky, “why God? Why must I endure such things for friends?!” In desperation I pushed the AM button hoping that maybe Nick meant AM. Alas, it was not to be. I turned the FM back on, just in time to hear a singer warble something about a honky tonk woman, a tire, whisky and a cow.

Luckily the music soon ended and sure enough my guitar playing buddy was live on the radio. Seems that the wacky morning crew had been waking up their intern early all week and today Nick was going to blast the poor soul out of dreamland. It was neat hearing a bud not only talk on the radio but to actually play across the airwaves. Nick said it was fun and he got in a nice plug for his band Pillars of Nein.

Later that day I was in the car heading towards Dave’s house so we could carpool to our 10yr. reunion. While listening to 89.9 the DJ came on and said they were starting request night. Right then I remembered that earlier in the week I had actually given a suggestion on their website for a song to play on request night. I could hardly believe my ears when the radio host said, “The first song we’re going to play is Silent Woods by Antonin Dvorak as requested by our listener Micah.” As if that wasn’t cool enough the host goes on to say that he really appreciated what I had to say about the song, and proceeds to read my comment on the air. It was really cool and I had nobody to share it with, but I know that at least a few thousand listeners heard the song and afterwords they were probably saying, “y’know that Micah was right, that *is* a really beautiful song with a wonderous opening, such good taste this man has…..he must be hot.” Or something along those lines. :)

I was jazzed after that and it set me in such a good mood, perfect for the reunion.

More on that later.


  1. Anthony said,

    July 23, 2006 @ 3:46 am

    Dude, I dont know if it could possibly get any better than that..
    The only thing that would have made it better is if you would have mentioned your website when you requested the song and they mentioned your site right on the air..
    Then, that would have been the icing on the cake baby..
    Man, I declare, I would have just been in Nowackian Heaven for sure..
    Lan Sakes Alive… :)

    I shall return…
    ABC OUT!

  2. Phil said,

    July 23, 2006 @ 9:50 am

    What’s a radio?

  3. David said,

    July 24, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

    I figured I had better post a comment, so I can work on overcoming the offense of not posting before. And this was an appropriate one to post about. I downloaded that song, Silent Woods, and really liked it. I’m not really into classical music, mostly because I just haven’t been exposed to it much, but I really enjoyed that song.

    Anyway, it was good catching up at the reunion. Jim and I went back to his place afterward and sent you and David and Jake friend requests on X-Box live, so hopefully one of these days we’ll meet up and kill each other, or other people. That sounds bad, doesn’t it? You know what I mean…Halo 2… ;)

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