Goodbye, NU107

As I write this, my tweet stream is populated by NU107.  This is the final moments of that radio station in the Philippines broadcasting rock music.  As reports go, it will switch to pop music.

My friends are finding it difficult to say goodbye to something so much a part of their lives, so much a part of them growing up.

I grew up loving music.  Rock too is close to my heart.  But in all honestly, I couldn’t relate to the tweet stream.  I never listened to FM radio growing up.  It seem so foreign to me.

It can’t be good when rock and roll goes a way.

“So, did the man win?” I asked a friend. “People are mourning an end of an era. If it doesn’t reach critical mass, if it doesn’t reach pop levels, it will die.”

May God save rock and roll.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Only show I liked in that station was Captain Eddie’s blues hour.

  • Jorge

    Oh! Nooo!!! SAD! SAD! So SAD!.. =)

  • mario taporco

    Here in California, DJ’s rule. It’s how they promote the radio station and it’s affiliates. The musics comes as a second nature.

    Listeners seems to have the knack to get involved with the dj’s, and it gives the station a high rating. It’s all about getting your listeners to tune in with the subject. I too, call in for my two cents in. And the dj’s welcomes my response and my prerogatives.

    True, our rock stations comes and goes. But it comes back even better.

    A good example:
    Van Halen came out with a new album, and their lead singer is back. David Lee Roth. Now, that’s ROCK.

    “Or maybe, Pandora is taking over.”