|Nefredia and Murphy Figuring Out My Car Radio|
There are two American radio stations on Okinawa, both run, more or less, by the military. The FM station has a playlist of about ten songs, mostly hard rock from the eighties along with a couple of rap selections, and one or two sad country songs. And while the country songs are awfully pitiful, they are not nearly as sad as the radio station itself: WAVE 89.
I had heard that the other station was more intelligent - an AM outlet that is basically rebroadcasts of NPR programs in the morning and talk radio reruns in the afternoon. My house radio wouldn't pick that station up for some unknown reason - it just screeches, and my car radio wasn't working because I couldn't figure out how to operate it. This weekend while we were on our trip up-island, Nefredia tackled the car radio and got it to working. It is now set on the AM station and I don't mess with any of the controls except the volume.
It is good to hear NPR again, but the talk radio is another matter. Today as I went to lunch I was disgusted to hear Sean Hannity on the air. That jerk is really a trash-mouth! I finally had to turn the sound completely off as he was preparing to introduce Christine O'Donnell - the Delaware politician who recently told Delaware Republican officials that she has Sean Hannity in her "back pocket." That got to be a tight fit! Tonight on the ride home I was treated to Ed Schultz's show. He is as left as Hannity is right - only much funnier! Limbaugh's show is also featured sometime in the afternoon, but, Praise Allah, I managed to miss that Missouri pork chop!