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  •  Out West (12+ / 0-)

    I loved listening to baseball games as I drove the deserts of the West. The AAA Albuquerque Dukes, Dodgers, Giants, A's... I think KFI in LA was a monster as was KGO in SF. KSL in Salt Lake was the baseline, the further away I got the more unusual stations I'd find.

    I always liked the local color - regional restaurants, car dealers, plays and concerts. Try it now and it can take quite a while before you can puzzle out where you are hearing. Even weather and traffic is pretty generic. "Mild and cooler tonight downtown, the suburbs will be slightly wet." I am pretty good with interstates so if I get more than one I have a pretty good guess as to the city.

    A couple years back I was driving into work here in Wisconsin at about 0300 every day and I could get some real beauties. Denver, New Orleans, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, and even New York and Boston at times. Denver was clear enough that I actually called into a talk show once or twice.

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    by WI Deadhead on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 04:57:01 PM PDT

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