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Posted: 3/15/2011 2:39:04 PM EST
Had a family member who used to listen to the Cops theme song, and the Junior Brown-Highway Patrol while he was in his patrol car.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:54:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Had a family member who used to listen to the Cops theme song, and the Junior Brown-Highway Patrol while he was in his patrol car.


pretty much if it DOESNT remind me of work I'll listen to it.

However the other day my wife and I were in my truck and she was flipping through the stations on Sirius and came across Tupac Shukars song "California Lovin'" and I had to listen to it as it reminded me of working the ghetto and housing complexes on nights back in the mid 90's and gettin' rock, bottle and the occasional round throw at my ride while driving through. Everyone would be out, at 0400 BBQ'ing, drinking and playing loud ass music. That shit was the sound track of my early career, LOL

J-
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:54:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Had a family member who used to listen to the Cops theme song, and the Junior Brown-Highway Patrol while he was in his patrol car.


In CVPI's they are plain jane AM/FM only radios.....so I only listen to what a DJ chooses to play For me its usually country.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:26:44 PM EST
My Suburban has a nice Chevy factory AM/FM. I noticed my guys tend to leave it on either talk radio (Rush/Beck/Hannity) or the local rock/metal station.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:45:44 PM EST
I like Abba
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:50:11 PM EST
Sirius Satelite radio
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:03:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Marty369:
Sirius Satelite radio


This.

When I worked patrol I listened to Art Bell and George Noury over night.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:10:20 PM EST
Either my iPod on an FM transmitter, or one of the two local rock stations.

Except for the end of the day when I put my blinders on, its just background noise. Every morning at 7am one of the stations plays "Morning Metallica" that gets cranked up.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:23:42 PM EST
Ipod.

However, when I have a particularly unruly suspect being transported to the local hotel, I always ask them what sort of music they like. I then pick somethign totally opposite, and turn it up until the music drowns out their rants and screaming.

Makes for a nice, peaceful, if not quiet drive to jail.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:48:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By EdHaney1:

Originally Posted By Marty369:
Sirius Satelite radio


This.

When I worked patrol I listened to Art Bell and George Noury over night.


All of the above. Got to love the crazy folk on Coast to Coast AM.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:57:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By OiRogers:
Originally Posted By EdHaney1:

Originally Posted By Marty369:
Sirius Satelite radio


This.

When I worked patrol I listened to Art Bell and George Noury over night.


All of the above. Got to love the crazy folk on Coast to Coast AM.


Teh crazy is strong on that show.

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:51:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By pevrs114:
Ipod.

However, when I have a particularly unruly suspect being transported to the local hotel, I always ask them what sort of music they like. I then pick somethign totally opposite, and turn it up until the music drowns out their rants and screaming.

Makes for a nice, peaceful, if not quiet drive to jail.


I have a playlist for just such an occasion.... I fought the law and law won, Fulsom prison blues, Cocaine Blues, Mama Tried, There Ain't No Good Chain Gang, I got Stripes...

My own picks are usually centred on fast, hard and angry Industrial Rock, Metal and a wee bit of alternative for at work and getting ready to go on shift. When I'm typing and at home I pull out the other genres like Celtic Fusion, Modern country, Outlaw Country, and some more sedate rock type ballads and stuff.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:56:01 PM EST
The theme song from smokey and the bandit, the dukes of hazzards theme song, 911 is a joke by Public Enemy, and Fuck the Police.

I go for the ironic approach.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:25:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Marty369:
Sirius Satelite radio


This is what maintained my sanity.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:42:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By SMPrider112:
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Had a family member who used to listen to the Cops theme song, and the Junior Brown-Highway Patrol while he was in his patrol car.


In CVPI's they are plain jane AM/FM only radios.....so I only listen to what a DJ chooses to play For me its usually country.


That a kid! I like your style!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:45:50 PM EST
usually country or hard rock/metal
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:18:35 AM EST
Dayshift: Talk radio (Rush/Hannity/Beck/Dave Ramsey)
Nights: Rock/Metal (Gets old real fast repaeting the same 40 songs +/-)

For the unruly individuals I tune in the Gospel/Christian station and turn it up.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:36:30 AM EST
Pandora streaming routed through my iPhone 4 to an FM modulator.

I have stations for all my moods.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:43:29 AM EST
Our Chargers have AUX jacks so it's my iPhone for the entertainment. Mostly 60s, 70s and 80s with a little recent stuff sprinkled in
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:17:28 AM EST
Bob FM....easy listening......country

And if it is morning, and everyone is talking, then I'll put in one of my Pat Benatar tapes.
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Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:36:14 AM EST
My little XM Express RC has been the best little patrol companion I've ever bought.

Mainly it's "The Wilkow Majority" at the first half of the day - music the rest of the shift - Cam and Company on the drive home.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:34:38 AM EST
goodtimes radio preferred listening - Loveline w/ Dr Drew and Psycho Mike.


"SPencer Pratt, ratta tat tat. NECK BEARD TECHNIQUE! AH AH!"

too busy much doing the day to have the extra distractions in the car.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:19:40 AM EST
Listening to radio/tape/cd/music/etc. while working is prohibited. To help this along, the radios are removed from our cars when they are marked. Those of us in plainclothes assignments with cars bought for the purpose tend to have radios, but we are still not supposed to turn them on. White shirts and the IA and Inspections folks who enforce this rule seem to be exempt.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:28:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Listening to radio/tape/cd/music/etc. while working is prohibited. To help this along, the radios are removed from our cars when they are marked. Those of us in plainclothes assignments with cars bought for the purpose tend to have radios, but we are still not supposed to turn them on. White shirts and the IA and Inspections folks who enforce this rule seem to be exempt.


Similar here in that when I'm driving with the CB radio up, the radio tends to be off. It is easier to hear that traffic without the music.

As far as my previous answer? I didn't see it as applying to work.

At work, I don't listen to any music past my set up at the computers. I find having music, from music videos going, helps keep me focused to setting up the computers.....as oppose to "dashing" off to see about some question...."just for a moment". But after set up, I turn the music off because I find it distracting.

It is rather interesting in my work place since it's the show and tell room for my organization. There's a walk pass through behind me with large windows so people can see my space, my back, the control room. It is sort of like this:

with eight computer screens and two huge TV screens over my head.

When I come in at midnight, I turn those TV's off darn quick. It is very hard to do a turn over when you are glancing up to what the previous shift has been watching. Then, they stay off till the last hour of my shift when I have to have them on for "show and tell". As I said, I find them very distracting. When I do turn them on, it's to Telemundo and Galavision. More informative and less distracting.....and I'm sure it drives those walking behind me with wonder. I do turn on the sound at times, mostly for immersion. Some of my comrades in other areas are Mexican and don't speak English that much, so between that and LEO concerns, it is to my benefit to learn Spanish.
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Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:15:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:
Originally Posted By OiRogers:
Originally Posted By EdHaney1:

Originally Posted By Marty369:
Sirius Satelite radio


This.

When I worked patrol I listened to Art Bell and George Noury over night.


All of the above. Got to love the crazy folk on Coast to Coast AM.


Teh crazy is strong on that show.



What is crazy is when that shit starts coming true.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:25:14 PM EST
Sirius, Howard Stern, Octane, Lithium, etc.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:31:30 PM EST
AC/DC of course. Kept me wired up for all of the shoot outs in South Texas
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