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XRT all in for A-to-Z run through station playlist?

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Chicago's WXRT-FM (93.1) began a possibly interesting experiment today: The radio station says it's playing its entire current collection of songs, from A to Z.

a-z.jpgAt 9 a.m. today, jocks began the run-through -- alphabetizing by song, not artist. So instead of hours of ABC or ABBA, the promotion started this morning with "A Certain Girl" by Warren Zevon, "A Change" by Sheryl Crow and "A Day in the Life" by the Beatles.

"We missed 'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall,' but we're currently in an hour and a half of 'Ain't' songs so we're urging English teachers to tune out," programming director Norm Winer said this afternoon.

Is this how the station will roll through Memorial Day? Is this yet another in a lengthy tradition of April Fool's Day pranks from the station? Tune in at 3:55 p.m. for an announcement answering both questions.

(UPDATE: Which was, of course, this.)

(And other great music Fool's gags today.)


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