Monday, August 01, 2005

Continuing the Radio Saga

Why is it that I always start off writing a blog with something in my mind and end up with something that is totally unrelated to what I wanted to pen down ? That is what happened to the "ga-ga" blog that i wrote last ....

So, continuing the Radio saga again ... hopefully this time I pen down my thoughts as they are - and that they don't get corrupted into something that they are not ...

Probably the only thing that i look forward to while coming to office these days is to listen to Radio City - 91 FM... every 5 minutes they keep insisting that they are b'lore's fav music station - i wonder they HAVE to be .. i mean there is no competition FM Station that they have to fear, they why this self-dabba ...
For instance in chennai, we have two FM channels , Radio Mirchi and Suryan FM... So, admist their radio wave war, we got to hear some of the best catchy advertising tunes ... I was particularly fond of Radio Mirchi, this has 'nothing' to attribute to the fact that the RJs of RM sounded more young, chirpy - than the old monotone RJs of Suryan FM... Every week, their "self-ad" tune would change and I would always eagerly wait for it ...
I never thought i would find a match for my fav RJ Suchithra - who hosted the morning show in RM in Chennai -> But Basanthi (no not the Tange wali in Sholay- but this one is no less beleive me) , is a stiff competition to our dear Suchi ... she is so sweet, crisp , to the point and has a "ganeer kural" ... It is a pleasure to hear basanthi , as it is grating to hear Darayas(i hope i spelled his name right)'s oohs and ooomphs which are a craze among b'lore's teen (especially girl) population .... He is the "Wicked" boy of the RJ family , who slyly makes all "A" jokes and even owns them up, but oh-so cutely that you end up admiring this "Onida-type-devil" Daraaaaaaayas ...

Sindhu , is Simply Serene and Serves wonderful retro music in her Matinee meal ... She gives tips about good house-keeping in the morning show at times ... Her voice is more mature, calm and composed , especially when compared to the monkeying "D" ....

I don't very much like the kind-a-fake accent of Fiona , who does the show from 2-5 ... Well not that i get to hear it much ... (still not found if i can hear radio in office - as it is i do all sorts of thing , don't want to get thrown out by testing their patience too much) ... But i love the jingle that comes up in the 4-5 "Happy Hour" ... reminds me of Cartoons and birds in them a lot .... also reminds me of the voice that is lent to Chip&Dale characters ....

While in Chennai, Meens and me would love to hear RM in the mornings ... some cranky driver would put up Suryan FM at times , which mostly resembled "pucca local stuff" .... There was this show between 8-10 hosted by a lady who called herself "Susie Mami" and a man called "Kittu Mama", who very horribly immitated the very beautiful Palakkad tamil ... His "Sh" ending words were a bit too on the edge ...

Ah! Radio ..... Wish i could hear it now ...

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