Local radio DJ Andyman of CD101 died over the weekend. For those of you who grew up in Columbus, you have probably listened to him on the radio.
My first introduction to CD101 was in the fall of 1994. I was a freshman in high school and Ben, the senior that drove me to school, listened to CD101. I grew up in Dublin and went to high school at St. Charles so we listened to the radio for about 30 – 40 minutes every morning. It was on these drives that I was introduced to bands like The Clash, The Smiths, The Ramones, The Replacements, Wilco, etc. and also heard new music from my favorite bands like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters.
Although I don’t listen to CD101 as much as I used to, it still holds the #1 preset spot on my car radio and is what I turn to first when I want to listen to music.
CD101 doesn’t play great music every time (a recent example is Owl City’s “Fireflies”) but they do play good music the large majority of the time and for that we owe CD101 and Andyman a huge debt of gratitude.