WWDC-FM, better known as DC101, bills itself as DC's Rock Station. And if you're going to properly call yourself a rock station, you've got to have some bands from Seattle in there. Just off the top of our heads, there's Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and a bunch of other bands that our more musically inclined readers can tell us about.
But there's a problem. You see, D.C. United hosts the Seattle Sounders Saturday night at RFK Stadium, and with former United defender Marc Burch speaking his mind, there's a lot of juice around the Washington Derby (see what we did there?)
So what happens when home team loyalty collides with the heavy rotation? This.
REMINDER: We are Seattle band free this afternoon in support of @DCUnited. They play the Seattle Sounders tomorrow at RFK.— DC101 (@DC101) April 6, 2012
We've been living here for a couple of years now, and we can't recall a radio station doing this for any other team. Do radio stations stop playing Prince during the week that the Redskins play the Vikings? Do the country stations shut down during Dallas week? Did the classic rock stations cut Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" during last year's Rangers series? We don't think so.