I’m sure that radio stations across the country have all sorts of different idiosyncrasies; two stations in the same format might approach their subject matter with distinctly different approaches. One classic rock station might be heavy on a couple artists that other stations are light on and vice versa. Anyone who grows up in Pittsburgh listening to classic rock is going to spend plenty of time listening to the main classic rock radio station in town, WDVE. Listen to ‘DVE for any length of time and you’ll soon become extremely familiar with the works of Stevie Ray Vaughan. For whatever reason, that’s one of the artists they have chosen to emphasize… or at least it was when I was growing up.
So prevalent was Stevie Ray Vaughan on the airwaves in Pittsburgh that when I bought his album, In Step, during the first semester of my time in Syracuse, it immediately made Central New York feel a little more like home. To this day, I can’t hear SRV without thinking of Pittsburgh.