What's Music To Our Ears?

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

All the Michael Jackson coverage got us talking a lot about music in the newsroom. I thought it would be interesting to find out what some of the other on-air folks at KKTV listen to. I hope you'll think it's interesting too!

 Just about everyone likes music. We certainly don't all like the same music.  I did a quick poll of staffers in an e-mail that asked a simple question. If you somehow lost your entire music collection, which five albums/cd's would you replace first?  They don't have to be in any particular order, and it might not necessarily mean your all-time favorites, since the question doesn't imply you can't eventually replace more of them (or all of them).  I suppose these are just the ones you have to have right away.  For some of us it's tough to pick just five out of hundreds, for others the answers came very quickly. 

At KKTV every e-mail we get goes to almost all of us.  There are about 300 a day so we all have to prioritize.  My little blog/music poll is not a priority!  For that reason I don't have all responses yet.  I'll add more as I get them.

So far we know Jesse likes Toad, Todd and Tim.  Brian Bledsoe likes it heavy, very heavy.  John Owens is clearly a Soul Man.  John Harding likes it old school.  So here they are, in no particular order.

Check it out, and maybe comment back with your fave five.

Jesse Kurtz - Sports Anchor/Reporter

Toad The Wet Sprocket - "Dulcinea"

Toad The Wet Sprocket - "Fear"

Big Head Todd And The Monsters - "Sister Sweetly"

Tim McGraw - "Greatest Hits Volume I"

Tim McGraw - "Greatest Hits Volume II"

 Brian Bledsoe - Chief Meteorologist

Metallica - "Metallica (The Black Album)"

Metallica - "And Justice For All"

Metallica - "Master Of Puppets"

Disturbed - "The Sickness"

White Zombie - "AstroCreep 2000"

John Owens - Sports Director

James Brown - "Live At The Apollo"

James Brown - "40th Anniversary"

Barry White - "All Time Greatest Hits"

Issac Hayes - "Hot Buttered Soul"

Earth Wind & Fire - "Way Of The World"

Betty Sexton - Call For Action Reporter/Anchor

Elton John - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

The Traveling Wilburys - "Volume I"

Jimmy Buffet - "A Pirate's Treasure"

Sugarland - "Enjoy The Ride"

Sade - "Greatest Hits"

John Harding - Morning Anchor

Tom Petty - "Wildflowers"

Tom Petty - "Full Moon Fever"

Bob Dylan - "Time Out Of Mind"

The Beatles - "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Best Of, Volume II"

Me - Anchor

The Beatles - "Abbey Road"

Queen - "A Night At The Opera"

Pink Floyd - "The Wall"

Alice In Chains - "Dirt"

Green Day -  "American Idiot"

Josh Earl - News/Sports Reporter

Counting Crows - "August And Everything After"

George Strait - "Strait Out Of The Box"

Def Leppard - "Hysteria"

Snoop Dog Feat. Dr. Dre - "The Chronic"

U2 - "Achtung Baby"

Joe Campo - News Photographer

Original Soundtrack - "Daredevil: The Album"

The Killers - "Hot Fuss"

The Who - "Ultimate Collection"

Rolling Stones - "40 Licks"

The Offspring - "Ixnay On The Hombre"

David Nancarrow - Anchor/Reporter

Blues Brothers - "Definitive Collection"

Green Day - "Dookie"

The Refreshments - "Fizzy Fuzzy Big And Buzzy"

Linkin Park - "Meteora"

Neil Diamond - "Hot August Night"

Mark Lammers - News Producer

Jimi Hendrix - "Are You Experienced"

The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Led Zepellin - "Led Zepellin II"

Modest Mouse - "Moon And Antarctica"

Pnk Floyd - "Dark Side Of The Moon"






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