I have been around Y-102 in one form or another since 1992 when I turned on the microphone and announced that Michael Jackson was going to be played in the next 15 minutes. Yes, we played Michael for real back then!
I enjoy getting to know our listeners and share the morning together. Getting up early is not really that fun (especially in the winter), but we try to make it a little more bearable by talking, sharing, laughing and enjoying our coffee together.
A news story about Prince started us talking about his work with Sheena Easton which started us talking about Sugar Walls and how the song was considered very dirty at the time. My, times have changed! In 1985 The Parents Music Resource Center was formed with Tipper Gore leading the charge to clean up music. They came up with the "Filthy Fifteen" or the songs they found most objectionable. As a result stores pulled music from their shelves - including Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney and Sears.
Here is the original list. Compare that to some of the music that is out today!