Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by Ginger at GReadsBooks and currently hosted by Katelyn at Kate’s Tale of Books and Bands. This allows me to take a few minutes to talk to y’all about MUSIC! Woo!
This week, I want to tell you about my favorite radio station in Atlanta that is meeting its end soon. 92.9 Dave FM has been my go-to station for quite a while and I can (could? I hate past tense in this situation) for great music. A few days out of the week, I’d tune in to Mara Davis’s Radio Free Lunch (also known as RFL to some). She would have a theme for each day and play music requested by her listeners that went along with that day’s theme. It was a great way for listeners to feel a part of the station.
Okay, I’m going to start using present tense just because we still have a little while left to listen to Mara’s great show! So, Mara would also go on these bunny trails every once in a while. I remember one time, she was talking about 50 Shades of Grey and how it was starting to be banned in local libraries. We live in the Bible belt, this is a thing that happens. She went on to talk about how she had either read or seen The Hunger Games and didn’t quite agree with all the violence that the series portrayed. She said something that struck me as just completely awesome and SO Mara. She said that even if you don’t agree with the content or like it, it doesn’t mean you have to keep others from it. I don’t remember the exact quote but believe me, it was a great moment.
When the Master’s allowed women into their ranks, she had a show dedicated to “Women Who Rock” and she went on to talk about how women DO rock and how awesome we are and how we really need to stop these laws that are trying to dictate our productive systems and the like.
Mara Davis also introduced me to some AMAZING music. Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, and more. This lady has awesome music taste!
I think you’re getting the picture. This Sunday she posted a Thank You post on her blog in which she thanked viewers and talked about what’s coming up on 92.9 Dave FM and the final show on 9/29. I definitely read it a little blurry-eyed because DaveFM is something that came along when I needed it in high school and as I drive to and from my university campus, work, etc. Every radio DJ on that station and even the lady who gave the traffic reports… They all made me laugh and smile every time I turned to their station. It’s going to be hard to let this station go. I know we still have one Rock station remaining in Atlanta, but… Okay, I’ll stop there. I can’t. This. Town. I need my music and great radio personalities!
Wherever Mara goes, I will surely listen in.