Sexy Friday, The Mighty 690 edition

As I was creating this post, I realized that this is the 690th post I have created for DFO and that reminded me of a once powerful and influential radio station in Southern California called The Mighty 690.

The Mighty 690 was actually, as the number can attest, an AM station that played music, which is pretty rare. Music people will tell you that the FM frequencies are usually better able to transmit musical sound than the AM frequencies.

Back in the early 80s, the Mighty 690 had the call letters XETRA and broadcast out of Tijuana, Mexico. Its signal was so strong (77,000 watts) that it could cover most of Baja, Southern California, and southwest Arizona. It played a Top 40 format which, back in those days, included plenty of new wave music, so it was an important source of new music for much of that very large area.

The Mighty 690 had a sister station in 91X, a FM station with the same call letters (XETRA) and also broadcasting out of Tijuana but on the FM band. That particular station deserves a separate post as it was a legendary station rivalling KROQ in Los Angeles in influence and cultural significance.

But that’s a story for another time.

The Mighty 690 changed formats during the 80s and became one of the first all-sports talk radio stations in the United States. Jim Rome got his start there and it was the home of Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton for decades.

Whenever you hear your local sports talk idiots clogging up your airwaves, remember that it all started out of what essentially was this song personified:

As for last night’s game, there wasn’t one so I’ve got nothing to say about that.

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Without further ado, here are the Top Twenty Five Pics of The Week:

h/t Moose
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Brocky
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Unsurprised
h/t Moose
h/t Moose
h/t Moose
h/t Moose
h/t Brocky
h/t Moose
h/t Moose
h/t clint greasewood
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Redshirt
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Brocky
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme
h/t Joliet Jake Delhomme

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And now, for the music!

As I mentioned before, I’ve decided that I must take up the mantle that tWBS ran with and help to make this world a better place. I will do this in the one way he couldn’t: By introducing you to good music!

Since no one guessed the secret link last week, I am replaying the group of songs! Please check out this selection of good songs and see if you can determine what the hidden link is between all of these songs.

Song Number One:

Berlin – The Metro

Canción Número Dos:

Falco – Rock Me Amadeus

Chanson Numéro Trois:

The Clash – Spanish Bombs

Canzone numero quattro:

Morrissey – Hairdresser on Fire

Canção número cinco

M – Pop Muzic

Seigarren zenbakia:

The Police – Canary in a Coalmine

Let me know in the comments if you want me to give you hints. I’ll give up to three hints.

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That’s all for this week, folks! Be good to each other and try to stay the fuck away from stupid people. That’s not COVID-19 advice, that’s just general good sense. See you next week!

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Beerguyrob

Watching cricket in anticipation of turning to the Brisbane – Geelong AFL match.

Why, yes – I am drinking doubles. Why do you ask?

Unsurprised

Balls:

The goat testicle surgery guy: Governor “Dr.” John Romulus Brinkley. https://overcast.fm/+U0D8uc1Wg

Last edited 7 days ago by Unsurprised
TheRevanchist

I bet it’s at facilities that have had those problems in the past. Our problem is getting people to stop flushing paper towels. They keep clogging the shitters!

Unsurprised

The joke is on them. Opiates cause constipation. You can’t shit out traces of opiates if you can’t shit at all.

Brick Meathook

Testing of municipal sewage streams for pharmaceutical content began in Portland, Oregon at least 15 years ago. At that time, they were just seeing what they could find and identify in the sewage stream, and then try to statistically compute it against the known population. It’s the same as determining the likely amount of cow farts (a major carbon pollution source) by measuring the amount of cattle feed consumed.

So, in Portland they began to do samples and the things they easily found were what you would call “psychiatric drugs.” These are the prescriptions they give for psychiatric disorders, which was a huge profit area in the pharma industry. Plus, since these drugs are so synthetic and don’t exist in nature (and minimally break down after the patients pee or poop them) they were easily identified by the sampling teams.

Thus, the researchers were able to statistically determine how much of the population in that sewage district was taking Adderall (or any other complex pharmaceutical).

Last edited 7 days ago by Brick Meathook
Unsurprised

Meanwhile, this stupid city’s population voted as recently as 2016 not to fluoridate the water.