Star 101.3, one of the local Clear Channel cookie cutter suck ass stations is playing all 80s music this weekend, emphasizing one-hit wonders.

I love 80s weekends. The older I get the more I think that 80-90% of all the good music was created in the 80s. I suppose it's the same way for any generation.

Anyway, this should be a good weekend as far as the music department is concerned. Come Tuesday, I'll go back to listening to either KQED Radio or my iPod. In the meantime I'll be enjoying my favorite hits.

I fail to understand why there's not an all 80s station in the Bay Area.

Posted by jzawodn at August 30, 2003 07:18 PM

Reader Comments
# Chris Pirillo said:

Dude, call me right now: 867-5309!!!

on August 30, 2003 07:34 PM
# halla said:

our version of k-billy's super sounds of the seventies weekend.

Aw yeah!

The only real reason that I can think of getting satellite radio is to listen to my favorite stations from other cities. I know they don't really do that yet, but any day now.

on August 30, 2003 07:36 PM
# halla said:

oh, and Chris...Jenny didn't want you giving her number out!

on August 30, 2003 07:37 PM
# BillSaysThis said:

There was an all 80s station a couple of years ago but it went down hard and turned into The Drive, then morphed again a few weeks ago into a Country station.

on August 30, 2003 07:40 PM
# the kiosk said:

Yes. It is the same way for every generation. They all believe that 80-90% of good music was made in the 80s.

I'd support an all-80s station. The only radio station I like in the Bay Area right now is KDFC 102.1. They're great.

on August 30, 2003 09:21 PM
# Alden Bates said:

Before the 80s it was Disco, and afterwards it was all boy bands and R&B - that's why I prefer 80s music! ;)

on August 30, 2003 09:46 PM
# Darrell Golliher said:

One of my co-workers has been in radio for years and years and has a theory. He belives that people love most the music they were listening to when they were coming of age and falling in love for the first time. Being in radio for so long he has an encyclopedic knowledge of music and applies his theory by accurately guessing when people were in high school, by just knowing a couple of their favorite songs. I think it's neat.

I'm a child of the 80's so of course I love the music. :)

on August 31, 2003 05:30 AM
# Aaron Brady said:

Re: Darrell

I dunno, I'm a youngster, and the dating / high school thing happened in the mid-90's for me. I do get a warm fuzzy feeling watching 'I love 1993' & stuff on TV, but I still *prefer* 80's music.

on August 31, 2003 06:02 AM
# Doug said:

Well then, you'd probably like this site:

I think the music of the '70s is better, but being born in that era, I suppose you're right about that generation thing.

on August 31, 2003 06:50 AM
# Peter Grigor said:

Hey J:

The only reason you think all the good music came from the 80s when listening to those channels is that they've taken ten years of music and compressed it down to 50 songs.

Living through the 80s, and waiting for those hits was no fun at all. :)

on August 31, 2003 06:14 PM
# Charles said:

I like Craig Kilborn's theory, he said you are permanently set on whatever genre of music you were listening to when you first got laid.
Yes, Peter is right, the 80s were a musical wasteland. Even punk dried up and died in the early 80s, right about the time the music industry got commoditized. For every Ramones or Sex Pistols, there were a thousand Debbie Gibsons and Bee Gees. I preferred the late 1970s.

on August 31, 2003 06:23 PM
# Mike Hillyer said:

Whoa Charles... there is only one Bee Gees! (Well ok, there we three of them, but you know what I mean!)

on August 31, 2003 08:05 PM
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