My bluetooth signal died in a snowstorm during rush hour the other night and killed my Spotify, and me in a traffic jam with no music isn't good for anybody. In desperation, I remembered I still had a trial of satellite radio that came with my new car lease. I switched on Hits 1 and was immediately caught off guard by a very familiar voice --- Tone E. Fly, formerly of Minneapolis' own KDWB-FM. I grew up listening to him and his slightly off-color, shock jock-lite antics that probably wouldn't, uh, fly in this day and age. I always had to turn him down or risk having my parents wondering what the hell I was listening to. (One especially memorable spot was when he tried to get a listener to change their name to "Genitalia" for free concert tickets. I was 8 years old and thought they were saying "Jenny Taylia" or something like that. I didn't know why Mr. Fly was snickering but figured it was naughty. Guess what I named one of my Barbies!) I ended up googling his name in a fit of nostalgia when I got home, which led me to a treasure trove of old KDWB broadcasts on Archive.org (yes, good for other things than seeing what websites used to look like, as it turns out!). Here's a link to the "Top 101 Songs of 1996" countdown, which yours truly fondly remembers hearing live the first time around. Yes, there's more Hootie and the Blowfish than you probably want, but there's also a lot of PJ-friendly stuff and more vintage Eurodance than I remembered. It's wild hearing those ads too, mostly (defunct) local stuff, and far fewer of them than KDWB plays now. The station unfortunately isn't what it used to be --- besides ad overload it seems they only play about 15 songs on rotation. But they taught me to love pop, so credit where credit is due! 1997 is there too, if you dig this and want another taste of Twin Cities "pop life." I also found something even cooler while digging around: the last broadcast of extinct station WLOL, which was the main competitor to KDWB in the '80s. It's absolutely incredible, like an exploding supernova of '80s pop and Minneapolis kitsch ("from the toptoptoptoptop of the IDS Center!"). Literally 11 hours in heaven, and no I haven't finished it all yet. Not even close! Watch for that unusual mix of Information Society's "What's On Your Mind," heard at the end of #8. What are your pop radio memories?