It has come to my attention that KSHE 95 FM, a classic rock station in St. Louis, is refusing to play any track by the rock band Boston during the World Series.
Oh God. Oh no. Please. Say it ain’t so, KSHE in St. Louis. Boy, you’re really showing those of us in New England how bad you want to win the World Series.
Puh-lease (complete with the teenage girl eye-roll).
To begin, I believe it is federal law that any classic rock station operating under the purview of the FCC must play Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” a minimum of six times per twenty-four hour period in order to classify the station as “classic rock.” The same rules hold true for “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band and “Carry On” by Kansas.
So, KSHE, you’re not only punishing your listeners, but you’re toeing the lines of legality.
Secondly, what are you going to tell Cletus from Park Hills, who recently had a nasty blowout with his girlfriend “Amanda” (everyone calls her Mandy, though)—after Amanda discovers that Cletus was cheating on her with his cousin, Becky—when Cletus calls the station crying and begging you to play Boston’s power ballad bearing the name of his soon-to-be former squeeze?
And what about those good ole’ boys who just picked up a half-rack and some brown bud, driving around in their pick-up trucks, waiting for you to blast “Smokin’”? Another epic fail, KSHE.
But, Sox fans, we don’t have to sit on our hands. Instead, I suggest we blow up their phone lines, Facebook page and Twitter account requesting “Don’t Look Back,” suggesting it as salve for the Cards coming into Fenway. For if the Cardinals look back, they’ll remember that the 2004 Red Sox skunked their asses in the last World Series where they met.
For those of you wondering, the KSHE request line is (800) 842-KSHE. Or we can bomb their Facebook page and Twitter accounts with our requests for “Don’t Look Back” at the following links: KSHE Facebook and KSHE Twitter.
And thanks, KSHE. I hope I’ve given you some “Peace of Mind.”