Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Madison things I'll miss


I've been thinking a lot over the past few weeks about some of the great not-so-obvious things that the Madison area offers.

First up, UW Madison student radio WSUM 91.7, "the snake on the lake". Always an eclectic bunch of music depending on what time you're tuning in. Sometimes it's standard indie/college rock, others it's death metal, alt country, etc. - but my favorite is Sunday mornings (and other times) when they're playing dub/reggae. Not your standard Bob Marley/Peter Tosh offerings, but hitting the Blood and Fire and Trojan catalogs among others. Just about the only time I'll tune in to the radio.

And well-done/humorous PSAs too. Favorites include farm tractor safety and boating around manatees.