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Question of the Day: Happy Festivus!

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Festivus! Yes, it's a Festivus for the rest of us - the holiday popularized by Seinfeld. Let's set up the aluminum pole, have the airing of grievances and the feats of strength. For the WFUV Question of the Day, we'll focus on the airing of grievances. Suggest a song that does just that and we'll spin a set after 9am. Don't disappoint me this year, leave your song suggestions in the comments below.

Here's what we played:

Fountains of Wayne "Halley's Waitress"

Question of the Day: Holiday Music

by Corny O'Connell
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There is a music more contentious than rap, more polarizing than Bob Dylan. Yes, we speak of holiday music - Christmas music. It comes around once a year, but even that is too much for some to bear. For others Christmas music brings fond memories of childhood and is essential to tree trimming and holiday get-togethers. However you feel, we're taking requests in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Laura Nyro "Let It Be Me/TheChristmas Song"

Over the Rhine "All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue"

Question of the Day: Your "Top" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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Today we're counting down the Top 90 Songs of 2014 as voted by WFUV's listeners. That starts at noon. This morning we're asking for songs with "top" in the lyrics for the Question of the Day. Leave your "top" songs in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

While you're here please support your top radio station - contribute online or call 877-938-8907. Thanks!

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Your Favorite "Favorite" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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We're taking a couple of days to share our favorite music of the year on WFUV. Tomorrow we'll get to listener favorites, while today the deejays share their favorites. Which brings us to the Question of the Day - What are your favorite songs with "favorite" in the lyrics? Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

While you're here, please support your favorite source for music. Contribute online or call 877-938-8907. Thanks!

Here's what we played: 

Question of the Day: Oh, Dear!

by Corny O'Connell

Oh, dear! It's the season of reindeer - Comet, Cupid, Rudolph and all the others. But before we dust off the Christmas music, let's play some other songs that are dear to us - songs with "dear" in the lyrics. Give us a song with that term of endearment in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Dear John" - Aimee Mann

"Dear Mr. Fantasy" - Traffic

"Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)" - Monsters of Folk

Question of the Day: Music to Skate to

by Corny O'Connell

Ice skating rinks are open all around town. So strap on your skates and give us your personal soundtrack for gliding on the ice. Leave your suggestions below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Frank Sinatra - "Nice 'n' Easy"

The Young Rascals - "Groovin'"

Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Skating"

Richard Hawley - "Tonight The Streets Are Ours"

Question of the Day: Monday, Monday

by Corny O'Connell
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Is it Monday already? But I haven't finished reading the Sunday papers, and I haven't caught up on my sleep, and I didn't do all the things I was gonna do over the weekend. Oh well, we can commiserate with Monday songs as we ease ourselves into the week. Leave your songs in the "suggestion box" below and we'll spin a set after the work bell rings at 9am.

Here's what we played:

Calexico "Maybe on Monday"

T-Bone Walker "Call It Stormy Monday (but Tuesday Is Just as Bad)"

Question of The Day: Time Capsule!?

by Morning Show

Good Friday Morning. Paul For Corny. The Weekend Is Coming, The Weekend Is Coming!

A time capsule planted by none other than American patriots Paul Revere and Sam Adams in 1795 has turned up in an excavation at The Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Got me thinking--what 2014 items should we stow away in a modern time capsule of our own? A metro card? A SIM card? A bottle opener to crack open a celebratory bottle of Sam (gee they named a beer after me) Adams?

Question of the Day: Strings Attached

by Corny O'Connell

You can get into the holiday spirit with a lunch-time performance by a string trio of Juilliard students today. It's billed as "Good Tidings and Cheer: An Afternoon of Mozart, Handel and Figgy Pudding", 12:30-1:30pm at 245 Park Avenue (free). That's all the excuse we need to request songs featuring stings - violin, viola or cello. Share your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Nightswiming" - R.E.M.

Question of the Day: Floods

by Corny O'Connell

In the wake of yesterday's record-breaking rainfall, we're still dealing with local street flooding in the WFUV listening area. Hopefully you haven't been too inconvenienced. Let's see if we can come up with a set of songs mentioning floods. Share what you've got below and we'll play a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell - "Money for Floods"

Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Texas Flood"

Johnny Cash - "Five Feet High and Rising"

Bob Dylan - "The Levee's Gonna Break"