As I was coming back from Thanksgiving, I passed through Greenville SC and listened to 93.3 WPTP. It’s a rock station that plays mainly bike-ridin’ music and their audience is a mix of middle class and rednecks. Despite this, they manage to remain apolitical. Their morning crew is 2 guys who do commentary, a girl who represents the female audience and reads news, and a couple of producers they make fun of. Kind of the southern version of Howard Stern.
The producer played this little ditty, “Satan Baby,” a parody of “Santa Baby.” After it was complete, the main DJ was at a loss for words when he realized this was the heart of the Bible Belt. He managed to take the sting off by asking who did this originally, Marilyn Monroe? I could tell by the way his voice was strained he wanted to kill the producer. It was genuinely funny because of the awkwardness. It was one of those moments that made a long road trip not boring.