About 5 Years Ago…

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I once received a phone call that started like this: “About five years ago…I heard this piece of music…that had bells in it…do you know what it was?”

My answer was “Maybe? Let me take a look.”

The interstitial music you hear on WBHM can come from either a network program or originate in our studio. And we can almost always find what you’re looking for. The most helpful clue for our search is the date and time you were listening, even if it’s approximate. But we’ve had people actually sing a piece of music over the phone, and sometimes we can identify the piece this way. Sometimes it’s a team effort with multiple staffers on the hunt! We’ve also played music back through the phone for listeners who were overjoyed that we found what they we’re looking for.

But the best way to help us help you – and we do want to help you – is to note the day and time you heard something and share as much specific information with us as you can.

(Through “Programming Notes,” we hope to keep you connected to what is happening at WBHM both internally and on-air. Have feedback you’d like to share? Or a programming question? Let me know!)

 

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