2008: One of the highlights of my radio career was to discover that Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls was so inspired by the activist ethos of KRCL that she wrote a song about us called SLC Radio.
Troy, Amy and folk legend Utah Phillips circa 2006
From CNN: Another Side of Amy Ray
A number of the solo songs do share the same activist outlook as Ray’s songs with the Indigo Girls. “SLC Radio,” for example, is about KRCL-FM, which Ray describes as “a really progressive community station.” In the song, Ray, an out lesbian, sings “Radio radio SLC fighting the good fight for me/ Boys and girls lend a hand, bend an ear in God’s land.”
“I was thinking about community radio in general, and I was thinking about Mormonism and the fabric of the country and how much you see when you’re traveling … and the idea that change comes, but it comes slow, and it comes one person at a time,” she explains.
But, she notes, “The song is not totally taking Mormonism to task. I even say, ‘I’m sending love to all the Mormons,’ ‘Keep the good things throw out the bad.’ ” Respect flows both ways, she says.