Morning Music

Many of us like listening to music on the morning drive,a nd now thinkfully we have a choice. I remember when i first came here, there was no radio except Radio Pakistan and there was only a 2/3 hour morning FM transmission sponsored by a tea company. I guess thats when i first heard Sania Saeed and Ayesha Alam.

That was your only dose of English Music aling with a younger perspective to local pop. A lot of Junaid Jamshed and Ali Haider was played back then.

After so many years, there is now a station catering to every taste and style. The morning show on 89 is more of a retro show with classic rock and ballads hosted by Suhail Hashmi. Adeel hosts the Morning Chaska on 91, which is a decent blend of modern contemporary english and urdu music. 96 is targeted to even younger audiences generally, but the moring show by Barry seems slightly definat to that perspective. The pre-moring show on 96, is a no-talk, just plain music show that has great songs. if you are interested in talking RJs, do listen to the 107 show. Its hosted by three ppl in different slots. Theres Adeel, Sukaina and this gentleman whose name i regrettably dont remember. The best part is when the show shifts from one host to another. During the shift, the show is co-hosted by 2 RJs for a brief period of time and boy do they know how to talk non sense that cracks you up.

Ive sorta grown out of the Suhal Hashmi morning style. Im more of a Wes Malik and Morning Chaska listner now along with several channel changes in between. On average, i surf through the whole channel spectrum about 7-8 times during my 25-35 minute drive to work.

What do you guys listen to?

17 Comments so far

  1. Tee (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 7:05 pm

    I used to listen to some late nite shows but sadly enough i dnt get time for them now.
    WHAT has happened to the layout? is it with me only or has it really gone bonkers?? I mean i can see a very plain text version of the whole thing.


  2. Zainub (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    Radio 96.


  3. Kaash (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

    Tee,
    Yes the layout has really gone Bonkers :) We’ve raised our voices but they are persistent on keepin’ it. Don’t ask me who is “they”?’coz its them. :)
    peace
    Kaash


  4. Zainub (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

    This has a more serious, pro feel to it. It’s not ideal, not to everyone’s liking that’s for sure, even I had got really use to the old one, but it’s not that bad either, I suppose we’ll get used to it eventually.


  5. Anathema (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 9:05 am

    Ayeshah Alam for sure. has to be her. and 6-8 is Jumpstart on City Fm89, which has some pumping music on it when Farah hosts the show. its mellower when Sadaf hosts.


  6. Darthvader (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 9:25 am

    UBGA


  7. Zain (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    89 rocks!!!!! 106.2 is good as well…


  8. Raza (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

    96 all the way!
    89 and 91 used to be good but anymore…


  9. wmf (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    Wes Malik is Touchstones(call center in Islamabad) HR director. He is moving to Mobilink in the first week of March.


  10. turab (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

    not being in karachi, just wanted to know if the radio programs offer traffic updates and weather reports? or maybe about the local city news and happennings?


  11. Tee (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

    i like this layout but at that time there was some other problem with it! kher its fine now.
    and yes Turab, some of the programs do give regular traffic and weather updates, especially the evening shows like active drive or rush hour. And now alot of em also have news updates at regular intervals.


  12. Zainub (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 12:41 am

    If you’re looking for info on traffic/weather and regular news updates, the best place to go, I often feel is 101. They’ve also got excellent sports coverage, give you all the cricket live. Such fun.


  13. Razi (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    Greetings. Besides City FM89 are there any more FM stations from Karachi (or Pakistan) which are doing streaming music on the Net? Those of us in the US or anywhere abroad) would love to listen to them.

    I remember back in the mid 1990s when FM100 started, they had some nice programs on. I distinctly remember their signature tone in the morning which was an Amir Zaki guitar piece. Does anyone remember the DJ with a heavily accented English who used to do the English music show late in the night?


  14. Poo poo Head (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

    Junaid Mumtaz used to do 10-12 pm on FM 100 if I could recall …. I am a vey old guy :-( . FM 100 was great. it had some very cool DJs like Asif Ghazali, Zeeshan , Ajmal Shabaz , Sarwat. They all had personalities and you know my friend personality goes a long way :-)


  15. Darthvader (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 7:13 am

    holy shit poo poo head !!! i thought you were dead .
    oh btw that “its 30 minute away , i will get there in 10″ thing is Pulp Fiction , just like the ” and you know my friend personality goes a long way” wink. arent you the Tarantino fan!!!!!!!


  16. Poo poo Head (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 7:54 am

    Oh it was Hasan Mumtaz and Akbar Shahbaz, I forget their first names.

    Hey DarthVader, I read alot and watch alot. It’s mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack; not rationality :-). Life has changed so much, I have become more lazy I guess.


  17. Darthvader (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    I want him to know what I know.I want him to know I want him to know. And I want them all to know they’ll all soon be as dead as O-Ren.



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