The Memories Station
The Memories Station
A soundtrack of tranquillity for your holiday season.
Just in time for the chaos and cacophony of the holiday season, I would like to introduce an antidote of cozy: The Memories Station AM 740 WJIB. “Easy as the Breeze” and “Spreading good music and calm over the Boston area” from a studio on Concord Avenue in Cambridge, MA.
WJIB is a radio station with a “sound,” a unique voice of programming, which is one of a kind these days, because it is independently owned and operated by the non-corporate, non-conglomerate super dude, Bob Bittner
The “sound” which makes WJIB so special, is an eclectic and seamless mix of music that ranges from the 1930s to the early 1970s. There are no commercials, no intrusive chitter-chatter just old-fashion station identifications reminiscent of what you might have heard driving around in your grandma’s car, while she smoked her cig, drank her coffee, and reeked of cheap perfume. What you will also hear after a long stream of songs that may have included: Tom Jones, Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra, a fifties do-wop, a big band tune, or a strangely weaved in classical piece, which was then followed by a Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, or Gordon Lightfoot, is Bob in his professionally warm DJ voice asking you to “Enjoy the present-ness of our music,” or a thank-you for listening to “The Memories Station - pleasing to the ears.”
WJIB is a station for all seasons. Listening in the springtime is like floating down a river on a gondola, twirling a parasol, while the buds bloom into their bright and vibrant colors. And when the weather warms to hot, JIB is the cool breeze you feel while resting under a weeping willow tree. And then comes winter, and JIB is the smell of cookies in the oven, while the kitty watches the first snowflakes of the season as they descend upon, and quiet our city.
So while you are stuffing the turkey in frenzy, signing and stamping endless numbers of Christmas cards, cursing the paper cuts on your dried out hands from wrapping presents, toiling in the chore of non-stop shopping, and enduring the mindless blather from extended relatives, let WJIB be the mellow soundtrack to your holiday season. It will be a hit and a joy for all, because there is a song for everyone on The Memories Station; even the hipsters who love it so much they created a Facebook page: Friends and Lovers of WJIB.