Rocktober (MM #3846)

The Mason Minute


The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Even though I've worked in and around country music for what 40 years, something like that, it's hard to believe. It's not the only type of music I enjoy. I'm a rock and pop kid from way back when, love some hip hop, love all sorts of things. But what always makes me smile as we turn the calendar to October is when I hear the first radio station announced that it's rock October. I often wondered where the term rock October came from. I remember hearing it probably in the early 80s listening to one of my favorite rock and roll stations back in the day. And to this day, most rock stations usually in the classic rock variety announced that it's rock October. Now what I don't know is what that means, I used to joke back when I lived in Akron that our sister station when they celebrated October should get ready for Aldo November, a very veiled reference in an old Aldo nova song called fantasy, a one hit wonder if you will. It's something that always made me chuckle and it still does to this day and I don't know why, because if you like rock music, you're listening all the time. 365 days a year, at least 12 months of the year. It's October for some and I heard the first announcement the other day, and I just smiled.

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