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Robert Emslie December 21, 2012 Last Call 19 Comments

Bach Off

You’ll have to be careful how you conduct yourself driving behind this radio station van as they obviously find nothing symphony about tailgating.

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  • They keep track of tailgaters. You don't want to make that Liszt.

  • devgchr

    I've seen this guy before, I was Chopin at the bit just to get past him.

  • Van_Sarockin

    Verdi funny, guys. The station says 101, but I'm not sure that van can back it up. Money says not in the quarter.

    Requim? I hardly even knew him!

  • dukeisduke

    One of my favorite radio stations. My voice used to be on one of their ads, when they first started broadcasting on the Internet.

  • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    So the Dallas classical station needs a newer van, eh?

    I'll gladly donate one when I can.

    I'm quite glad they're still around.

    I believe they're the only "W" station on the radio in this area, now.

    • dukeisduke

      They date back to 1920 (through their AM station), and are still owned by the City of Dallas (although they've floated the idea of selling the station several times over the years). There's at least one more W station still around here, WBAP 820.

      • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

        I forgot about them!

        570 used to be WFAA, I thnk, back in the 70's & early 80's.

        I'm quite happy to see WRR is still around, 'cause in this environment, it has defied all odds.

        • dukeisduke

          Yep, 570 used to be WFAA. Their old studios on top of the Santa Fe Building downtown (from the '20s to the '40s) are still there, and you can read the call letters painted on it, in Bing Maps Bird's Eye View.

      • I was going to comment on WRR's past but you beat me to it.

        More tidbits…they are the oldest radio station in Texas and the second oldest in the US, behind KDKA. They signed on in 1920 (the AM part) to dispatch police calls to the Dallas PD, and played music between calls. WRR-FM signed on in 1948, which makes it one of the oldest FM stations in the country.

        I think it's still the only city owned commercial station in the country (might be wrong on that, however).

    • danleym

      I was Wagner-ing where they were from. Thanks!

    • Alcology

      Maybe they should get this van as shown on boingboing:
      [youtube 8XvjVvFdMIY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XvjVvFdMIY youtube]

      Everything ok back there? No weekend posts! I'm watching some dogs for a friend this week and one is a 215lb bull mastiff that sounds like a harley when he's sniffing around.

  • RichardKopf

    These puns are so off bass.

    • Van_Sarockin

      Stop trying to cause so much treble around here.

  • OA5599

    It looks like it has a lowered stance to make it Handel a little better.

    I bet the guys who use it to haul gear for the station are glad the composer wasn't named Ludwig subcompact Beethoven.

    It's parked on the side of the road. I hope nothing Baroque on it.

    The station seems to not favor 20th century composers, as indicated by the lack of door Glass.

    • Devin

      You know what they say, if it ain't baroque, don't fix it!

    • Van_Sarockin

      If they wanted to race, they'd have to get that thing (John) Caged. Then it would lap at a consistent 4:33.

      • OA5599

        Very witty, Mr. Van SaRachmaninoff.

  • Vavon

    That Beetho-Van is absolutely Brah-ms!

  • texlenin

    Rothflmao! Oh, you guys are great! Love to see one of my fav freqs get some respect. The
    English guy who does announcements and some dj'ing used to work deep nights at 92.5