Radio station 100.3 FM going all vinyl for Jan. 21*
Radio station 100.3 FM ("The Sound") will do its part to usher along the resurgence of vinyl with a day of programming on Jan. 21 devoted to music on those circular black discs of yore. The album-oriented rock station will offer "Album Sides Wednesday" starting at midnight. It follows what was described as a successful test run of the concept in November, when albums including U2’s “The Joshua Tree,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and Bob Marley’s “Exodus” were aired in their vinyl formats.
Station officials are allowing listeners to send requests for which albums to play during the 24-hour period, which will not be streamed, on the The Sound’s website. “In keeping with the spirit of radio,” officials said in a statement, “the daylong program will only be heard via the airwaves.” A spokeswoman said the plan is to continue Album Side Wednesday every other month.
-- Randy Lewis
*An earlier version included a typographical error on the date "Album Sides Wednesday" will happen. It will run for 24 hours on Jan. 21.