I’m sitting in traffic in Buckhead, and I’ve come to the realization that I don’t like this burrough. None of the roads actually go anywhere! It’s quite ridiculous when you try to take secondary streets around the block, the secondary street dead-ends into a valet parking queue for some posh restaurant! The blocked off the road for valet parking! Am I wrong or is there something wrong with that? Never mind the fact that the road system in Atlanta is pathetic already. Every road turns–it starts in one direction, then curves and follows a completely different and almost opposite path! I got off of I-285 to dodge some traffic at the Cobb Cloverleaf, took a secondary road north (I checked the compass), and ended up in Buckhead–I was already north of Buckhead!
They have got to do something about the transportation system in this city. It’s not just Atlanta, either–it’s the entire metro area. The roads just cannot handle the volume of traffic! Something must be done!
I was listening to Real Radio 105.3 yesterday, and at 10:00am, I heard what I thought was the opening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. The steady heartbeat never gave way to any clattering or even a recognized vocal personality. Instead, some electronic explosion encompassed my stereo:
“Atlanta! Ya no se la egual!” (Atlanta, you know no equal!)
“Vive la differencia!” (Experience the difference!)
“Viva ciento cinco punto tres.” (Viva 105.3)
I thought it was a hoax, but I double-checked with ClearChannel, who issued a statement declaring their intention to open new doors to a Spanish-language format in some of their markets; the first being Atlanta with Viva 105.3 (WWVA-FM) and Viva 105.1 (WVWA-FM). Seems a little ludicrous to simulcast on two frequencies–especially when they’re so close together.
Atlanta radio now, officially, sucks. I have been a long-time fan, but I am forced to keep my presets on 96.1 FM until I can secure an alternative.
Guess I have to move back to Athens to get some decent stations.
Viva Owl Radio (WKSU-FM)