KRZR, or “The Wild Hare,” as it was known, was pretty much considered to be the only legitimate rock station in the Valley back in its day. For those who don’t remember, think of it as more Rage Against the Machine and less Nickelback. During its 25 years on the air, the station was home to many memorable personalities. The Reverend — one half of the morning-show duo Doug and The Rev — is one of them.
While KRZR may be dead, the Reverend’s not. Well…maybe just a little on the inside. As the four-year anniversary of the day the music died for Fresno’s only true rock station approaches, it’s good to know that the people of 103.7 KRZR, like the Rev, are still a part of the community.
In case you we’re wondering what songs a local radio legend might count among his favorites, which he couldn’t seem to spit out on camera, here’s the Reverend’s Top 13 list. He picked thirteen because he said it’s more interesting than a Top 10 list. And you want to be interesting, don’t you?
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the songs and artists on his list, I had to Google about 50 percent of them myself. They’re all real though, I can assure you. Even if some of the song titles read more like passages from a book of bad poetry.
In no particular order, the Rev’s Top 13 songs are:
Terry Jacks – “Seasons in the Sun”
Human League – “The Sound of the Crowd”
Grandaddy – “Underneath the Weeping Willow”
Flipper – “The Lights, the Sound, the Rhythm, the Noise”
Ryan Adams – “Call Me on Your Way Back Home”
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Pavement – “Texas Never Whispers”
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit – “Lost Claim”
Alice Donut – “The Son of a Disgruntled X-Postal Worker Reflects on His Life While Getting Stoned in the Parking Lot of a Winn Dixie Listening to Metallica”
Dead Kennedys – “Moon Over Marin”
Operation Ivy – “Unity”
Black Flag – “Damaged”
Cat Stevens – “Wild World”
Oh, and about Dave Grohl…watch the Reverend’s hilarious recollection of his three run-ins with the Foo Fighters frontman in the video below.