Monday, June 14, 2010

The Last Great Radio Weirdo Signs Off

After nearly 40 years, Dr. Demento is signing off the airwaves and taking his show to the web. I only had a short period of time growing up in which his show aired in my area, but the exposure he gave to musical nutjobs and brilliant obscurities was invaluable. Now that he's on the 'tubes, he'll be easier to hear with likely more freedom than he had before. It isn't like radio has been relevant in years, but with Demento off the air, the medium really feels dead. As for me, I'll always thank the man for exposing me to the following; in my opinion, the greatest novelty song ever written.