I happened to turn it on last night, driving home from a server installation, and was pleasantly surprised. It sounded more like college radio than a regular radio station.
Actually, it sounded more like a college radio station from when I was first college, 10 years ago.
The biggest thing that impresses me is the amuont of music I've never heard before -- I've been Googling lyrics all morning, coming up with a bunch of songs from pretty common artists (Sheryl Crow, Warren Zevon). It's downright refreshing to find unique music on the radio. I really hope Z103 keeps it up, sending good tunes from Fergus Falls all the way up here to Fargo.
Actually, a soundbite from a Fargo radio talkback session was played on national radio here in Australia. One of the chief negotiators from the current sessions to create a Free Trade Agreement between the US and Australia said that sugar was not going to be on the agenda, but remain an agricultural product protected from imports. This little aside on a regional studio has thrown the whole agreement into doubt.
--BalmainBoy, 1/28/2004 18:23:39
My dad's on the other end of that discussion...he's an agriculturalist for Crystal Sugar, one of the large processing plants in the area. Many people around don't want foreign sugar in the States. It's impressive how this sort of thing makes it all around the world. You guys are in the middle of the growing season, and our fields are under three feet of snow...
--Derek , 1/29/2004 10:56:25
Don't want to rub it in, but we've just come back from a week up the Coast - morning swim to catch some waves or just drift on the clear water, afternoon snooze, and go look for some koalas in the bush in the later afternoon humidity and shadows. So the kids are back for the new school year next week, and the car has a thick layer of sand on the floor.
--BalmainBoy, 1/30/2004 18:50:05
I just discovered this radio station this year (circa August) and I love it! Keep up the good Z103.3! I moved to Fargo via Minneapolis and Chicago, and I have to say, this station beats any other that I've heard. Good job.
--Zfan, 11/14/2007 23:53:02