As the title states, big game Sunday is fast approaching us (it’s next week), so you might be wondering what you should do to replace football for the next seven months or so. Well, I am writing to tell you that there are many things that you can do with your free Sundays from now on.
1. Work a weekend job.
This might not be everyone’s favorite, but it can be worthwhile because any extra money is good money, in my opinion. Although, this could be a tough prospect finding an employer that will agree to only work you one or two days per week. However, if one asks around he or she might be surprised to find that an employer, perhaps in the retail or restaurant industries, might be willing to negotiate. From my past experience with being employed by an eatery, I learned that they could have easily used an extra hand or two for employment on weekends.
2. Watch music videos and syndicated TV.
At a radio meeting the other day, I was somewhat surprised when one of the station managers at WGLS-FM mentioned that radio listening occurs, on average, only in various fifteen minute intervals in a person’s daily life. So how do you discover new music?
There are various cable channels that feature music videos from Top 40 artists and top country artists. From my experience it’s a good opportunity to discover new artists without listening to a radio station. Not to mention, many of these artists are easy on the eyes and the production value is terrific, so those are two other reasons to appreciate music videos.
As far as syndicated TV is concerned, if you are a 90s kid, like me, there are many TV shows that are syndicated on various cable channels. Just flip around on your remote and you will be sure to find a great 1990s TV show or even one from the early to mid 2000s.
3. Listen to 89.7 WGLS-FM.
Okay, I admit: This is a cheap, station plug. However, many radio listeners (I am assuming people still listen to radio whether it’s traditional listening or online listening) might not have given a lot of thought to listening to Rowan University’s 89.7 WGLS-FM. Not only is 89.7 FM awesome during the week, but weekends are just as awesome. Starting on Saturday mornings from 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM, country music fans can hear many of their favorites and news about their favorite artists with WGLS-FM’s talented DJ Alyssa. Speaking from listening experience, she is always playing the greatest contemporary country hits and the unforgettable classics, so it’s worth waking up early for that one.
From 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Saturdays, DJ Lee is spinning some of the greatest tracks in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Hear anything from Elvis Presley to Fleetwood Mac. If two hours of rock ‘n’ roll aren’t good enough for you, then you can listen to another hour of classic rock (12:00 PM until 1:00 PM) featuring Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones.
If you’re a sports fanatic, why watch the top schools on cable when you can listen to 89.7’s awesome basketball broadcasters as they call some of the most exciting action in college basketball. After classic rock, college basketball comes to life through audio rather than sight. After basketball gets your heart racing, you can listen to DJ Gary as he plays you some edgier rock ‘n’ roll like AC/DC and The Scorpions to keep your adrenaline flowing.
Finally, Saturday Night at the Oldies brings you back to a simpler place in time with Top 4o hits from the 50s and 60s. Have you ever been to the hop? Listen to 89.7 WGLS-FM on Saturdays and Sundays and stop hopping around from station to station. You don’t even need a radio, just log onto wgls.rowan.edu to start streaming the station for free.
4. Check out a thrift store.
Do you long to wear top brand name clothes, but have a college student budget?
Well, thrift stores are a great place to find nice clothes on the cheap. There’s a Goodwill store on Delsea Drive (Route 47), right before you reach Rowan University, so it’s within walking distance. You might have to spend time looking, but what else are you going to do on a Sunday if you’re not working or want to get a head start on your schoolwork?
I have frequented many thrift stores in my life and have found many hidden treasures, like brand name basketball sneakers or luxury dress shoes. You never know what you might find.
I hope that you have found this blog post useful and will try to replace football with these activities.