Update 11/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Well that’s it, The Sound has gone off the air. The radio station went off at 12:59 p.m. The last song the station played was The End by The Beatles, a fitting end to the classic rock station.
It’s official The Sound 100.3 FM will go off the air on November 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The radio station posted the news on their Facebook page earlier today confirming their end date.
It’s been known for some time that the radio station would be going off the air, but no last date given until today. Fans were given less than 24 hours notice of the station’s final day, but hopefully most of them will be aware so they can tune in one final time.
My favorite memories of the radio consist of the following:
- Listening to their A to Z song list one last time a few weeks ago. I memorably managed to catch Blondie’s Call Me and Pearl Jam’s Wishlist. Those two are songs I became obsessed with during my high school years and hearing them gave me nostalgic memories. I swear I almost shed tears hearing Wishlist, but I switched the radio station. I felt it fitting having that song serve as the final song I listen from the radio station while driving my car.
- When I brought my car last year one of the first radio stations I would constantly listen to was The Sound. I clearly memory on one of my first drives listening to The Beatles songs. It’s one of those random memories that has stuck with me, but one that fills me up with joy whenever I listen to it.
- Driving late at night coming home from a concert I’d tune in to the station to get my rock fix. Listening to Pat Benatar’s Love Is A Battlefield, The Rolling Stones’ Get Off Of My Cloud, The Beatles’ I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and Joan Jett’s I Love Rock and Roll are some of the songs I associate listening to the radio.
I might not have that many memories or years of listening to the station like others out there. Regardless, the radio station does mean a lot to me. I could rely on it to play music I would always enjoy and expose me to bands that I never heard of. There’s not a lot of radio stations that plays classic rock which is unfortunate. In the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to see incredible bands such as Foghat, The Zombies, Boston, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Eric Clapton, The Go Go’s, Midnight Oil among others live in concert. These were some of my favorite performers that I’ve seen and The Sound were there tabling at a few of these shows.
Thanks for all of these wonderful years of classic rock. I’m tearing up writing this, but wanted to give one last thanks to The Sound. I’ll always carry my memories of this radio station fondly.
Thank you The Sound! You will be missed.
The OC Register. November 15, 2017. “The Sound 100.3 FM is set to go off the air for good at 1 p.m. Thursday” by Peter Larson. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/15/the-sound-100-3-fm-is-set-to-go-off-the-air-for-good-at-1-p-m-thursday/