"Freeform radio is like weaving a tapestry," says Tindle. "You start with a song, it transitions into another song, and then another until ultimately you look back and you've woven a beautiful tapestry. The key is to let the music drive the format and make the decisions."
Danny Zelisko's touching e-mail to all about his friend Dwight Tindle (check your in-boxes) got me thinking of the too-short-lived show the duo hosted on FM 96.9 in the late Nineties, "Radio Free Phoenix." Here's a New Times story from 1998 that documents their attempt to "recapture the spirit of underground radio" with the broadcast and also traces their friendship a bit.
(P.S. - In his e-mail, Danny also makes an excellent point about not judging people based on how they respond to bad news regarding an old friend. Remember McCartney's "It's a drag" comment?)