She’s At It Again…
Hide your face in your hands and utter an “oh no…”
That’s right, I’m back to being a letter writing wingnut.
This time the email was sent off to a gentleman by the name of Bob Pickett who is a radio deejay for the corporate entity iheartradio.com.
They do a centralized model where one deejay broadcasts and affiliate stations pick up the feed.
If you listen to Albuquerque’s radio station 104.7, the oldies country station, then you might know who Mr. Pickett is.
I am able to listen to the station for free by streaming it on the internet, and so I listen to it every day while I work. It’s a pretty good station, especially for an old fart like me.
But here’s where I ran into a difference of opinion with Mr. Pickett.
I’ll let you read for yourself:
Hello Mr. Pickett – My name is Karen and I just wanted to drop a line to ask a favor.
I listen to the radio station 104.7 out of Albuquerque every day at work. I listen all day long as the music is a great backdrop for getting my job done, and I can’t thank you enough for your part in all that.
Now, to get to the heart of the matter:
I gotta tell you, I love Merle Haggard. Adore him. His music is essential to my life. I even saw him in concert recently.
Well, now, here’s my request.
Out of all of ol’ Merle’s very deep song catalog, I’d have to say that “Okie from Muskogee” isn’t one of my top faves. I mean, I like it, but only sometimes.
It seems like every afternoon while I’m tip typing away at my work email I hear “Okie from Muskogee.” Sometimes I’ll sing along or tap my toes, but mostly I just wait for it to be over so I can hear what you’ll play next.
I was wondering if I might hear a few other Merle hits over the course of the week? Maybe we hear Okie once or twice, but sometimes there is a “Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star” or a “Silver Wings” or maybe a “Mama Tried” in there to keep it interesting?
Of course, you know your job better than I and so I hope I haven’t been offensive in asking this question.
Thanks for all you do! You’re a real pleasure to listen to and I love hearing your stories and encounters with country celebrities.
Well, thanks for hearing me out.
Best to you and your family,
I sent this little missive out on Thursday afternoon and haven’t heard a peep since.
And when I hear “Okie from Muskogee” this afternoon I’ll turn down the radio and wait for it to pass……
I don’t expect a change in their programming anytime soon, it just felt kind of good to write.
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