Thursday, May 26, 2011
Now it's just tone deaf as a cauliflower
I remember those days, fossil that I am.
Those days when Top-40 was king of the radio . . . and on AM. When FM stations were different -- and trying harder.
You know, when "stereo" was a selling point for an FM station.
When people were blind as carrots because there was nothing new on the radio. When people cared that there was nothing new on the radio.
When people said "radio" and not "Radio???"
YEAH, this 1974 ad for KGOR, taken from the pages of the North Star, Omaha North High School's student newspaper, is rather, er . . . esoteric. That's the point -- radio broadcasting at a time before a station such as KGOR had no selling point other than "Superhits."
That's it. Superhits. Or, "tone deaf as a cauliflower."
And if you get lucky, there might be a real person behind the microphone, reading liner cards that say "Superhits."
Well, I may be as blind as a carrot, but radio is as dead as a doornail.