First things first. Apologies to DaddyD. :D
Though I rarely listen to radio these days due to the advent of MP3 player, whatever happens, I am still a huge FM4 fan.
But it looks like FM4 has a serious rival this time.
Enter Superfly 98.3, the new radio station in Vienna. Launched in February this year, it has impressed quite a number of people. Including the editorial staff of the spunky multicultural free magazine Biber (June issue).
… und unser Freundsender FM4 muss sich mit all den verhinderten DJs herumschlagen, die am liebsten ihre 7596 CDs selber dort auflegen würden. So weit, so lala. …
Der Standard described it as a first Viennese black music station. I am not sure what could they mean by that. You ask an American and he/she thinks that is an offending description.
Perhaps it refers to the genre of music it continually airs in rotation like electro, soul, funk, house, etc. Oh, well… Anyway, it plays nonstop, without annoying ads. For a span of six hours I only heard two short ones, which is impressive.
Still, FM4 is FM4. Here’s hoping that Superfly will find its niche in the listening public.
Note: You can also stream it via its website, iTunes or WinAmp or any other external player.