A Seattle radio station called Omaha 'crappy.' We beg to differ (and yet we kind of get it)

Holiday lights cover the trees in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park, which overlooks Omaha’s downtown skyline.

Omaha is a "crappy town."

Or so says Seattle radio station 106.1 KISS FM in its "cool bands, crappy towns" promotion. (The station is sending a lucky listener to Omaha to see Billie Eilish, who just won a bunch of Grammys.)

Oh yeah, Seattle? Oh really, KISS FM? 

We beg to differ. Omaha is happening. We are super-cool. Or at least, we're not crappy

(And we also kind of get it.)

While we recognize that they're just goofing off — the station did tweet, "Just having fun! 😁" after I got snooty about it — my Nebraska pride has welled up and pushed me to defend our non-crappy city. Simultaneously, my Midwest honesty will not allow me to insist that everything here is perfect.

Let's acknowledge the good and the bad.

Omaha is so not crappy


Photos: National landmarks of Nebraska

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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