Music has an awesome power to affect the human mind.

Horace called it the "sweet and healing medicine of troubles." To Thomas Carlyle it was "speech of angels," and to Samuel Johnson "the only sensual pleasure without vice."

Today, "mood music" usually refers to the canned sounds heard in elevators or the single person's well-worn album of Ravel's "Bolero." But music can inspire many moods and the right selection can enhance almost any activity, as shown by those on this page from radio station personalities:

WHUR (96.3 FM) -- Melvin Lindsey

WVKX (105.9 FM) -- Jerry Paxson

WGMS (103.5 FM, 570 AM) -- Renee Channey Gabriel

WKYS (93.9 FM) -- Donnie Simpson

WMAL (630 AM) -- Tom Gauger

WETA (90.9 FM) -- Beth Hancock

WWDC (101.1 FM) -- Howard Stern

These connoisseurs of music -- hereafter referred to by their station call letters -- have a wide range of tastes, from country to classic. Their choices just could help you make it through the day -- or night -- and whatever it is you're doing.

To Lull a Baby

WHUR--Evergreen, Barbra Streisand

WVKX--My Sweet Lady, John Denver

WGMS--Lullaby, Johannes Brahms

WKYS--Knee Deep, Funkadelic

WMAL--Prayer, from "Hansel & Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck

WETA--Berceuse for Piano, Frederic Chopin

WWDC--The Beer Barrel Polka, The Andrews Sisters

Wake Up a Mate

WHUR--Early Morning Love, Lou Rawls

WVKX--Kiss an Angel Good Morning, Charlie Pride

WGMS--Minuet, Op. 13, No. 5, Luigi Boccherini

WKYS--Love to Love You, Baby, Donna Summer

WMAL--Lever de Jour from the Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, Maurice Ravel

WETA--Le Reveil-matin (the alarm clock), Francois Couperin or Coffee Cantata by J.S. Bach

WWDC--Start Me Up, Rolling Stones

Muddle Through Traffic

WHUR--Sign of the Times, Bob James

WVKX--East Bound and Down, Jerry Reed

WGMS--Ancient Airs and Dances, Ottorino Respighi

WKYS--No Answer: "I never deal with traffic."

WMAL--Listen to Bill Trumbull on WMAL

WETA--Give Us the Wings of Faith, Ernest Bullock

WWDC--Highway to Hell, AC/DC

Defrost the Refrigerator

WHUR--Feel the Fire, Peabo Bryson

WVKX--Dreams of the Everyday Housewife, Glen Campbell

WGMS--Domestic Symphony, Richard Strauss

WKYS--Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Egg

WMAL--Mefistofele, by Boito

WETA--The Household Muse, Darius Milhaud

WWDC--Cool Jerk, The Capitols

Jog By

WHUR--Get It Up, The Thyme

WVKX--Orange Blossom Special, Charlie Daniels Band

WGMS--Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, W.A. Mozart

WKYS--Any album by Earth, Wind & Fire, or Michael Jackson

WMAL--Hooked on Classics, The Royal Philharmonic

WETA--Second movement, Symphony No. 8, Ludwig van Beethoven (his tribute to the inventor of the metronome).

WWDC--Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

Dine By

WHUR--Come Go With Me, Teddy Pendergrass

WVKX--Any album of Don Williams ballads or Chet Atkins instrumentals

WGMS--Tafelmusik, George Philipp Telemann

WKYS--Any album by Angie Bofill or Michael Franks

WMAL--An Evening with Cole Porter, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

WETA--Trout Quintet, Franz Schubert

WWDC--Dixie Chicken, Little Feat

Enliven Your Funeral

WHUR--I Can't Go for That, Hall and Oates

WVKX--Heaven Bound, The Oakridge Boys

WGMS--William Tell Overture, Gioacchino Rossini

WKYS--Get Down on It, Kool and the Gang or Funeral for a Friend, Elton John

WMAL--Love Music from Acts II and III of Tristan und Isolde, Richard Wagner

WETA--The Heavenly Life, Gustav Mahler

WWDC--Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd

Lift Your Spirits

WHUR--Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross

WVKX--Come On In or Bobbie Sue, The Oakridge Boys

WGMS--Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, C. Camille Saint-Saens

WKYS--For Once in My Life, or anything else by Stevie Wonder

WMAL--Disco Inferno, The Trammps

WETA--Cum Sancto Spiritu, from the B Minor Mass, or anything else by J.S. Bach

WWDC--In Heaven There is No Beer, The Whoopee John Orchestra

Give In to Your Blues

WHUR--Alone Again, Naturally, Sarah Vaughn

WVKX--I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hank Williams

WGMS--Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber

WKYS--Don't Answer the Door, B.B. King

WMAL--Play an old lover's favorite song

WETA--Billy Strayhorn's Lush Life, sung by Sarah Vaughn

WWDC--Constipation Blues, Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Woo a New Love

WHUR--The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack

WVKX--Looking for Love, Johnny Lee

WGMS--Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43, Sergei Rachmaninoff

WKYS--Let's Get Physical, Olivia Newton-John

WMAL--Anything by Rachmaninoff ("The Second Piano Concerto is guaranteed"), or the soundtrack to "Superman," the movie

WETA--Siegfried Idyll, Richard Wagner

WWDC--Come Together, The Beatles

Break Off With an Old Love

WHUR--Maybe Today, Dee Dee Bridgewater

WVKX--For the Good Times, Ray Price

WGMS--Farewell Symphony No. 45 in F Minor, F.J. Haydn

WKYS--Take This Love and Shove It

WMAL--Sousa marches, played loudly

WETA--Trio from Act 3 of Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss

WWDC--Love Stinks, The Jay Giles Band

Get Dressed Monday

WHUR--Rainy Days and Mondays, Sarah Vaughn

WVKX--Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good, Don Williams

WGMS--Overture to The Bartered Bride, Bedrich Smetana

WKYS--(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

WMAL--That's Entertainment, The Boston Pops

WETA--Washington Post March, John Philip Sousa

WWDC--Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Frank Zappa

Get Undressed Friday Night

WHUR--Night Games, Stephanie Mills

WVKX--Take This Job and Shove It, Johnny Paycheck

WGMS--Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Richard Strauss

WKYS--Never Too Much, Luther Vandross

WMAL--Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pink Floyd or Meditation from Thais, Massanet

WETA--Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Richard Strauss

WWDC--(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones