Daily Archives: Saturday, 15 February 2014

FFF 15: College radio


The college radio DJ has played 22 mountain goats songs in a row without comment, and I feel like someone should call and make sure they’re ok.

When I was in college one morning I was minding my own business in the dining hall, not totally awake yet, and the college radio station was playing pretty random music… when the “Donald Duck Disco” came on and I listened for a minute and then looked around to see if anyone else had noticed and (luckily for my sanity) other people were ALSO looking around to see if anyone else was hearing what they were hearing. We all looked at each other like “WTF?” and had this surreal bonding moment and then five minutes later the DJ came on and said, “I apologize for the previous amount of suck; we’ll be avoiding that the rest of the day.” It turned out the station had it set up to automatically play through their iTunes list when there was no DJ so that there’d be no dead air, even in the dead of night.

This post is part of Flash Fiction February.