• Missing Z100

    Back home in NJ, my car stereo was always tuned to Z100.  I grew up with that station…well from high school to adulthood, Z100 provided my theme music of the moment.  In the morning on my drive to work, I listened to Elvis and the rest of the gang of the morning crew.  I would love Greg Ts pranks, and Skeery’s rendition of Michael Oppenheimer during the Phone Taps.  Plus I listened to great music of various genres.

    Before we moved here, I had a “oh no” moment about not being able to hear Z100 anymore.  MJ told me about their live streams on their website and I felt better.  Even though I would probably not be able to listen to the morning show due to the time difference, I was ok with listening to other aspects of the station.  Then when we got here and I tried to listen to the online steam I got this message:  Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to allow access to the content you are requesting from outside the United States.  My heart dropped.  There’s nothing I can do.  Absolutely nothing.  I can’t listen to Z100 ever again.  MJ was also disappointed and he even admitted there wasn’t an equivalent here.  But life went on and instead of listening to the TOP 40 tunes, my music life has been taken up with Old MacDonald Had a Farm, B-I-N-G-O, Ring Around the Rosey, The Wheels on the Bus, and so forth.

    I was watching the Ellen Degeneres show today and saw that Kid Rock on a new song out.  I don’t particularly like Kid Rock but the song was a remake of Sweet Home Alabama and I loved it.  If I was back home I would have heard it many times before as well a million other songs that I have yet to hear now.  So if anyone from Z100 is reading this, please allow Australians to listen to you!  I really miss it!

    Categories: Homesick

    One thought on “Missing Z100

    • Tors says:

      Dang, that really sucks. 🙁 Before I moved to Oz, I used to listen to Aussie radio stations streaming online all the time. It never occurred to me that anyone would prohibit access to people based on where they lived. I wonder why they would do that. Makes absolutely no sense.

      There are ways to “mask” your IP address and fool the system into accepting you, but I don’t know how hard it is.

      I don’t listen to normal radio much anymore these days, thanks to my mp3 player and iTunes… LOL.

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