Original Alt Rock



The Story

Beginning in the early part of the week of week of March 27, 2006, rumors began to circulate surrounding the first ever college radio station, 95.5, WBRU.

WBRU, an alternative rock station based out of Providence Rhode Island, was essential to Southern New England's music scene. BRU had been in service for 36 years – when the radio waves seemed to come crashing down.

As the week came to an end, talk began to sputter from person to person throughout Rhode Island that their beloved 95.5 was closing. On Thursday, DJ Donni Khan informed listeners that they [the djs] has been informed they were being bought out by an unknown source, and the station would go off the air on Friday, March 31st, at 5:00 PM. The last edition of BRU's "The List" aired.

To complicate matters, local news stations aired the story numerous times, making it seem all but true that BRU was soon to be gone.

On Friday, March 31, BRU continued on with it's last day of serving southern new england with Rock. All the dj's sounded very depressed that they were all out of work, and we're asking for new jobs in the industry. At 4 PM, WBRU began it's final hour, playing the most meaningful song, and ending with Green Day's "Good Riddance", which was cut off sharply by static around 20 seconds before the songs ending.

A few moments later, Buddy FM joined the airwaves as the new WBRU.

Listening to Buddy FM was like listening to the opposite of BRU. Buddy played a wide variety of songs in no particular format, and featured catch phrases based off local people and events "Rhode Island's Only Radio Station Named After a Corrupt Official", randomness "It's Buddy in Your Mom!", and various references to other media.

If BRU was sold or not, Buddy FM was not what the alt. rock community wanted to here. Buddy's play-list began with Ace of Bass, and eventually also held the likes of Brittney Spears, Madonna, 50 Cent, and various other artists.

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