Do Kids Today Know What Good Music Is?
First off, let me break the ice and tell you now that I’m 19 years old (20 on Friday). There are a million reasons why I love working for WOBM, but the music really tops it all for me. I absolutely love coming into work and being able to listen to my favorite bands and artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Earth Wind & Fire, and of course my all-time favorite band: Huey Lewis and The News. Did I catch you off guard? I thought I would.
I'm an Ocean County kid, so of course growing up, my parent's radio station of choice
was none other than 92.7 WOBM. I heard songs from the 70's and 80's almost every time I got into the car. I guess some of it rubbed off on me, and that's why i'm in love with some of these artists and bands.
Here’s great news: There are plenty of millennials that share my feelings. Most of my friends have to deal with me blasting some of these artists when we’re with each other – and they sing along! Now, this is not an attack on new music - I mean come on, I'm 19, I love my Adele. However, I think the music that millennials are going to be talking about when they're in their 40's or 50's, is the music that made sense and that has meaning behind it. When it comes down to it, music isn't just about a catchy beat and I believe that music industry will never stoop to that level in it's entirety.