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'Weather Channel' Changes Music Format: 'Weather Report' in the Forecast?

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"Callin' out around the world / Are you ready for a brand new beat?"--Martha and the Vandellas hit from the summer of '64 (video) written by William 'Mickey' Stevenson and Marvin Gaye.

Around the world, indeed--from North to South America; from France, Germany, and England to India and Australia. With the flip of a switch, the Weather Channel's cultural tsunami--unexpected and relentless--quietly surges through the web of communication satellites and fiber-optic cables that envelope the world like strands of extruded spider silk enveloping its prey.

Out with Spyra Gyra--in with the Eagles.

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