Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Warm Here We Come-- Part 3: Some More Great Illinois Travelin' Stations
Once out of range of WDRV, 97.1 FM and the Ten at Ten to 1979, we listened to METV FM 87.7, as far to the left as you can go on the dial. They play music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Unfortunately, it is canned music, but the selection is great and they play a lot of songs we haven't heard on the radio for a long time and fairly often, songs from those eras that we don't know. Fortunately, they run the names of the songs and singers across the radio dial in the car. And, obviously, they every so often play theme songs from TV shows. Great station.
When METV FM gets too weak at Yorkville, we tune over to WJEZ FM, 98.9, Classic Hits in Pontiac. Then, we tune into WGCO, 106.3 FM in Gibson City which plays beautiful music and oldies. I never thought I'd be listening to a beautiful music station AND ACTUALLY LIKING IT, but this one has me.
Once that station fades out, we get WKIO Classic Hits, 107.9 FM out of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. I'm listening to it right now over the internet and the last three songs are Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville," the Raspberries "Go All the Way" and "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream.
KIO was the name of my dorm floor back in my freshman year at Northern Illinois University, Keggers Independent Organization. I wonder if the Champagn radio station has anything to do with KIO?
Groovin' Down the Road. --RoadMusicDog