Mike Bissell just plain "grew up loving radio," he says.
The KVMR Wednesday Morning Show (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) host remembers the Top 40 rock station era, of course, but he particularly liked how San Francisco's freeform early '70s station KSAN "made a radio era that was really exciting."
A few years later, KSAN was gone and Bissell says he "just got disgusted with music of the '70s and '80s." And stopped listening to radio.
A move to Weimar in 1984 changed things.