When I was younger I drove 31 hours straight to Chicago; other than taking gas and bathroom breaks. Now a 4 hour drive is tough. Driving without a radio or telephone or GPS allowed me to learn a lot about myself. Take some time out tonight and just relax.
Technology can unite or divide us. We’re built to connect with others. Music is one path to healing and connection.
Decades ago radio hosts brought people together simply by speaking into a microphone. Families gathered round communal areas and listened…The late journalist Walter Winchell used to greet America every night by radio, and though his career waned, at one time millions of people tuned in. He stated, “Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea.”
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American DJ Casey Kasem ran American Top 40 from 1970 until 2009. Listeners could tune into the radio and dedicate a famous top 40 song to someone far away. Maybe it was an old love in Birmingham, Alabama or maybe a brother once seen in Michigan who hadn’t been seen in decades. The airwaves united millions of people from different walks of life like never before. Truckers and travelers driving solo tuned in. So much has changed. Even Radio 1 in the U.K. held people in sway. What power it had! The ability to select a playlist from Pandora has taken away the element of surprise. We hung on the note of every newly released song or old one which opened up our hearts.
To our small Spotter Up audience we hope the best for you. Whether you find us on IG or Facebook or elsewhere, we wish you well. Tonight should be an incredible night.
Whether you’re pulling a midnight patrol or getting started on the road to do a long haul, I say to you “Good night Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. One last thing…don’t forget who you are. You are filled with the spark of God. Tomorrow go out and begin to do incredible things.
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