Monday, January 17, 2011

I Heart Sandi & the English chick of 99.7

I’ve been a fan of this girl ever since she was with the punch-worthy Rasha and Talal on Marina FM. Out of the three radio jockeys, she is the only one who had a quick wit, smart and cheese-proof comebacks and a charming voice to add. It’s no surprise that I was thrilled when I tuned into FM 99.7 one Wednesday and heard a familiar, chirpy voice introducing a golden classic hit. I think Sandi’s shows are the only things that make me pop out my iPod’s car cassette adaptor to listen to what she has in store for her listeners with the exception of BBC Radio (wherever you are, you're with the BBC). On Wednesday evenings (I think it’s from 7 – 9 PM) Sandi has two, full hours of classic hits (70’s - 90’s music although 90's isn't that classic at all actually). During other days of the week (I don’t know which days specifically) she welcomes requests that do not stop at Rihanna and Justin Beiber (no and hell no). What’s more, she has a fabutastic show that plays only rare indie songs that are so refreshing to hear.

The other girl who turns my drive back home into something that I look forward to no matter how jammed the road is is the English chick (I think her name is Maha but I'm not too sure). I mean, yesterday, I drove two meters over a span of 10 minutes due to a car accident on my way home. Was I impatient? No. Was my growling tummy making me fidget with hunger? Surprisingly, no, although I tend to get a little cranky before lunch time. I was happily enjoying the classic hits that were being played on FM 99.7, songs that included Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" (I did a double take when I heard the song's recognizable beginning; I couldn't believe that 99.7 would play something close to that!), Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You" (this song made me wish I was on the highway so I could enjoy more privacy while I sang along to it) and other great picks. So English chick/Maha, thank you for making me look forward to my drive back home every day!

Chapeau girls! Here’s a little list for your next oldies night.

Download MP3’s…

Sister Sledge - He's the Greatest Dancer

Al Green - I Can't Get Next to You

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street

Jr. Walker & the Allstars - Shotgun

Sister Sledge - Lost in Music

Sly & the Family Stone - Dance to the Music

Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's All Right)

The Stories - Brother Louie

The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do

at 8:30 AM


  1. Anonymous Swair posted at 12:44 PM  
    I totally approve, Sandi is the awesome-est thing to hit 99.7 since... ever lol
  2. Anonymous chikapappi posted at 1:02 PM  
    me too!
  3. Blogger Erzulie posted at 1:54 PM  
    swair & chikapappi: aren't they! i have never been that happy listening to the radio...with the exception of little steven's underground garage on sunday nights...but these two are simply 'em (and their taste in music) to pieces :)
  4. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 1:55 PM  
    I love Sandi, she's the best !!
  5. Anonymous Sandi posted at 8:54 PM  
    Thank you so much for your extremely kind words! Glad you're enjoying the music. You're right about the hours; it's 7-9 PM every weekday. Totally psyched you like the the indie hour (Mixtape Monday). It's every, well..Monday! Hehe.

    Still beaming from reading your post. It's listeners like you that make it worthwhile. Thanks again! :)

    Big love to you! <3
  6. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:33 PM  
    hamadanism: she is :)

    sandi: there she is! and thank YOU sandi! keep up the great tunes :)
  7. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 4:00 AM  
    Last time i was here i heard Sandi and she was great. and there are more new Dj's at 99.7 now? THANK GOD!! the last new ones I heard was this annoying egyptian guy who is like the male version of linda!! noooo!! also before him there was a kuwaiti guy on at night who played metal rock and some old stuff it was really nice to hear and he didn't talk to much and be annoying.

    I miss back in the day when 9.77 had fun DJ's and specific shows playing different genres not just top 40 crap. I particularly wish they play more old stuff from the 60's-80's.
  8. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:49 AM  
    anon: Yeah this Maha chick (she has an English accent) has a great show around 2 PM (I think it's the drive back show). And I SO didn't like the weirdo who played the metal and rock songs. He's too much of an oddball, has no sense of humor and spits and talks at the same time. I feel bad for the mic
  9. Anonymous Ahmed posted at 3:52 PM  
    Are you talking about me?
  10. Blogger Erzulie posted at 1:05 PM  
    Ahmed: Who're you?

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