Behind-the-Scenes: On the Road with the Radio!

by Abby @ Quaver on October 20, 2011

in On the Road with Quaver

We’re taking “Behind-the-Scenes” on-the-road with Quaver Road Warrior Bradley Minnigan! He travels the country with the Quaver Booth to conventions & events, is an expert driver, and a wonderful musician!

Today he shares a bit of the music that gets him through the long days on the road . . .

Brad and Fellow Road Warrior Chris, Going Baroque in Transit!

My name is Bradley, and as a Program Coordinator here at Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music, I spend a lot of time on the road.  We had two amazing trips recently, one to Houston, Texas, and one to Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. 

In those two trips alone, I spent over 40 hours in a van with no CD player.

Most people today would probably plug in an iPod, but my partner in crime, Chris, and I decided to do something a little different –

We listened to the radio.

The radio is a great place to find music that is new to your ears.  It doesn’t have to be new, but just new to you.  Many of my favorite classic rock songs I discovered on the radio 40 years or more after they were released.

By listening to the radio, you get to know what people listen to outside of your area.  I know what is played on the radio stations around my hometown, but I don’t know what kind of country music, rock music, or pop music people listen to in Houston.  Chicago.  New York.  Los Angeles.  Miami.  Nashville.  They all listen to something a little different, and the soundtrack you get from the radio helps paint a picture of what each city is like.

Quaver always says there is music all around us if we just take time to listen!

What new music have you discovered by listening to the radio?
Find your own soundtrack on a radio station near you.

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