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BY Sulakshana Gupta
Mumbai: YOUNG and hip by daylight, they go to bed with Elvis Presly, Frank Sinatra, XXX Richards and the rest of the old boys club. Every night, Mumbai’s young adults are putting on their headphones and curling up for their daily dose of pop and rock classics.

Otherwise passed up for the private channels, 107.1 FM becomes the station of choice as darkness falls, because of Night Waves, an hour between 11 pm and midnight dedicated to songs from the golden decades. Radio jockeys explore a different genre every night so the week is filled with country, rock and blues.

‘‘In those days (50s, 60s, 70s) the songwriters were beautiful from the inside. That is why they were able to pen lyrics such as Strangers in the Night,’’ gushes MMK College student Richa Desai, 18. She adores Fali R Singara, All India Radio’s (AIR) 24-year-old RJ who introduced her to Sinatra. ‘‘ But the King’s Always on my Mind is by far the most popular request by youngsters,’’ says the Elvis-crazy jockey.

Some like it solo and some prefer an orgy. Theatre director Quasar Thakore Padamsee, 25, enjoys tapping on his steering wheel to classic rockers U2, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, at nights with only a revving engine and the highway for company. ‘‘During the day, all the channels play the same stuff. Go 92.5 FM’s late night slot is the only one that plays my kind of music,’’ he says.

For market researcher and community listener Shinjita Basu, 24, 9 pm to midnight is her time to bond with roomie Prakruti Kamalakra over some classic tunes. They particularly enjoy the one-hour specials on Pink Floyd and Dire Straits on The Late Night Show With Glen (Go 92.5). ‘‘Besides the night slot, Sunday is the best day to listen to the radio because they play classics in the morning too,’’ says Basu. Anchored by ‘The T-Man’, Sunday Classics gives bright sunny days some nocturnal moods.

Militant about his music, theatre actor (XXX) Nadir Khan, 25, turns on the radio only at night. ‘‘These songs contain memories of growing up. I don’t want them tarnished,’’ says Khan who begins tuning his car radio at the bottom (80.00 check) until he gets what he wants.

For some,ar the most popular request by youngsters,’’ says the Elvis-crazy jockey.

Some like it solo and some prefer an orgy. Theatre director Quasar Thakore Padamsee, 25, enjoys tapping on his steering wheel to classic rockers U2, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, at nights with only a revving engine and the highway for company. ‘‘During the day, all the channels play the same stuff. Go 92.5 FM’s late night slot is the only one that plays my kind of music,’’ he says.

For market researcher and community listener Shinjita Basu, 24, 9 pm to midnight is her time to bond with roomie Prakruti Kamalakra over some classic tunes. They particularly enjoy the one-hour specials on Pink Floyd and Dire Straits on The Late Night Show With Glen (Go 92.5). ‘‘Besides the night slot, Sunday is the best day to listen to the radio because they play classics in the morning too,’’ says Basu. Anchored by ‘The T-Man’, Sunday Classics gives bright sunny days some nocturnal moods.

Militant about his music, theatre actor (XXX) Nadir Khan, 25, turns on the radio only at night. ‘‘These songs contain memories of growing up. I don’t want them tarnished,’’ says Khan who begins tuning his car radio at the bottom (80.00 check) until he gets what he wants.

For some, oldies are more than pleasure listening, they are also work fuel. 27-year-old freelance photographer Ameet Mallapur has to listen to U2 while editing his work on the computer late at night. ‘‘The music fills me up and inspires me to be creative. I can’t function without it,’’ he says.

Twenty-one-year old Ananya Rane can drift off to Graceland even on the local train. ‘‘I love the night slot because there are no ads, only nonstop melodies,’’ she says.

So Glen, T-Man and the AIR gang have an anonymous fan following that strolls down memory lane with them regularly. These lovers of the classics almost never call in with requests. But let’s face it, it’s more romantic that way.
oldies are more than pleasure listening, they are also work fuel. 27-year-old freelance photographer Ameet Mallapur has to listen to U2 while editing his work on the computer late at night. ‘‘The music fills me up and inspires me to be creative. I can’t function without it,’’ he says.

Twenty-one-year old Ananya Rane can drift off to Graceland even on the local train. ‘‘I love the night slot because there are no ads, only nonstop melodies,’’ she says.

So Glen, T-Man and the AIR gang have an anonymous fan following that strolls down memory lane with them regularly. These lovers of the classics almost never call in with requests. But let’s face it, it’s more romantic that way.

RADIO PRESENTERS

MUMBAI, INDIA: NADIR KHAN 92.5FM- We love Nadir and his soft RJing. He is much better than fast and shrill RJs.

KOLKATA, INDIA: RJ SIDDHARTH is doing a good job with his U TURN. Its a FANTASTIC drive-time show. He's the fastest of Kolkata RJs. Chirpy, happy, Witty, and NAUGHTY. That's RJ SIDDHARTH of RED FM for you!

DELHI, INDIA: 102.6 AIR FM RAINBOW - RJ HENA is very good. She spices up the SMS shows and plays fantastic music.

KOLKATA, INDIA: 98.3FM RADIO MIRCHI- RJ DEEP is doing a FABULOUS job with all his shows. His BUMPER TO BUMPER is a very good DRIVE - TIME show. The games in his shows are often interesting.

DELHI, INDIA: 98.3FM RADIO MIRCHI- PRACHI is too good to be true. She's rocking Delhi. Why can't AIR FM RJs be like her? Her Khoobsoorat is fantastic!

CHENNAI, INDIA: AIR FM - Love RJ MURLI. He bowls over the girls!

KOLKATA, INDIA: 98.3FM RADIO MIRCHI- RJ INDRANI as Doctor Love is trying her best though often the music is too filmy. Can't she play more INDIPOP?

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