I go through phases where I listen to nothing but one particular type of music (classic rock, reggaeton, jazz) or the same six CDs or nothing but news. For the past couple of weeks, I've been transitioning over from listening non-stop to hip-hop and reggaeton to a renewed and steady diet of NPR.
When I lived on the Westside, my public radio station was KCRW. However, now that I live in Pasadena, I can't catch KCRW on my stereo. Plus, KPCC is local, so I've mostly been listening to 89.3. I actually really like it, especially because they do a great job of covering local Southern California news.
Unfortunately, I don't want to listen to music in the morning (KCRW) but also am not a huge fan of Larry Mantle or Patt Morrison (KPCC), which means I can't stay on one station all day. So at work, I use iTunes and switch back and forth from KPCC to KCRW Simulcast and KCRW World News. I have a dream that at some point, I will have my own public radio station and program it thusly:
- BBC World Service for my world news
- Morning Edition with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne
- Marketplace, because I love Kai Ryssdal
- All Things Considered with Robert Siegel and Michelle Norris
- The World with Lisa Mullins
- Which Way, L.A.? and To The Point, hosted by the God of Radio, Warren Olney
- Day to Day with Alex Chadwick and Madeleine Brand
- Talk of the Nation, hosted by Neal Conan
- Fresh Air with Terry Gross
- Says You!, which always makes me laugh
- This American Life because ohhhh, Ira Glass rocks
- Left, Right, and Center, because Matt Miller is a genius
- Studio 360, pop culture and the arts with Kurt Andersen
- Metropolis (Jason Bentley)
- Chocolate City (Garth Trinidad)
- Nocturna (Raul Campos)
- Morning Becomes Eclectic (Nic Harcourt)
- New Ground (Chris Douridas)
- The Drop (Liza Richardson)
- The A Track (Anne Litt)
* UPDATE: Today (3/6/08) was the last day of the KPCC membership drive. I joined!