The left side of the FM radio dial is where you'll find college radio stations, which in the early and mid-'80s were the only places you could hear indie artists - it was truly "alternative." One such band was Let's Active, whose guitarist, Lynn Blakey, got to know Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg. She asked him to write her a letter, but he doesn't write letters, so he lost touch with her. Instead, he kept the radio tuned left of the dial when the band was on tour, hoping to hear her music. One night, he did - she was doing an interview on one of the college stations. Unfortunately, these stations have low power and a limited range, so he wasn't able to hear her for very long.
"I heard her voice for the first time in six months for about a minute," Westerberg told Rolling Stone
. "Then the station faded out."