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February 25th, 2009: The station was originally created with the purpose of helping to keep the blues genre of music alive. You can’t map the development of today’s popular music without starting somewhere near rhythm and blues musicians like Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf, who influenced the slew of skiffle bands in England that produced such legends as Eric Clapton or the Rolling Stones, who were followed by sound-bending greats, like Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix, who influenced … well, you see the trend here. “The Blues (notice the caps) are not a formula, the Blues are about emotion, passion, and the spaces between the notes, if The Blues make you sad, you ain’t listenin’ right.”