I often say that I listen to radio the way most people watch TV.
Yesterday I was reminded that KPRS considers songs from 2005 to be throwback jams, heard Glenn Beck obsess over Hillary Clinton, marveled at Steve Harvey's attack on Sarah Palin, laughed when "The Rock" played Jackyl and wondered why NPR ran a feature about fish photography.
When I was an impressionable kid in the pre-internet, pre-cable era, KCMO
served as one of my most important teachers. A goofball named Mike Murphy introduced me to Kansas City's most notable personalities. His program was followed by local call-in psychologist Marshall Saper. It was through him that I learned that people have a knack for making their lives very complicated.