I stopped doing the last regularly scheduled show I did on WFMU mostly because of the FCC’s increasingly draconian restrictions on what we were allowed to say on the radio. But now, thanks to DJ Anupan Boonchuen of Bangkok, Thailand, I believe I will be able to come back to the air. DJ Anupan Boonchuen of Bangkok, Thailand is the genius who has just launched Dog Radio Thailand, the radio station for dogs. DJ Anupan etc. used to be a dog groomer, and noticed that when he played music while he worked the dogs were more relaxed and more willing to be handled and groomed. So he decided to start a new radio station that would broadcast canine content only.
Doing a radio show for dogs would definitely be one way to keep myself from blurting out the Bad Thing on the air. I guess I’ll have to find a lot more Thai pop music than what’s in WFMU’s library, though, because that’s pretty much all that Dog Radio Thailand broadcasts. And I’ll have to learn some Thai dog commands, because they do that, too. The DJs occasionally say “sawasdee” over and over again. This means “hello,” and apparently Thai dogs are trained to lift a front paw when they hear that word. So maybe only Thai-speaking dogs will be able to understand my new Dog Radio show. I think the most fun part will be when I get to play sad Thai songs, though, because on Dog Radio Thailand the DJs howl whenever they play a slow song, hoping that their Dog Listeners will join in and howl along.
Maybe I can ask Famous Guest DJs to sit in with me each week. I wonder if DJ Kenny G would like to be my dog.
Thanks for reading my first blog posting now that I’m back, and may God Bless.