I was in New Hampshire over the weekend, and stumbled upon a fantastic radio station that apparently originates out of Portland Maine.
They pronounce that Blimp, which doesn’t work for me, but on my drives into town to buy coffee and pastries on Saturday I was privy to a fantastic show of psychedelic soul music, and on Sunday morning they had a show called Mainely Blues, which was similarly well defined and also imaginatively loose. And this is a commercial station. They have ads. Not a few, and yet the programming was so great I’ll enjoy (rather than resent) ads from local hardware stores.
Update: 12:10am They’ve followed Neil Young’s Southern Man and Heart of Gold with Kiss’s Beth and Tears are Falling. I love that I can listen from NYC.