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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/30/22 11:40 a.m.
Duke said:

In reply to dculberson :

I've got a standing offer of $50 for a copy of RATM's first album with the vocal tracks omitted.

 

So many options out there:

Killing in the name Orchestral and Bulls

Similar but with words:  Brass Against...  (as well as a big version of War Pigs)

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/30/22 11:54 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

Yeah, but I want the real music...

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/30/22 11:55 a.m.
Nicole Suddard said:

In reply to Duke :

Similar note, when I was a teenager one of the popular local stations used to play "Livin' on a prayer" at the same time every morning, usually just as those of us who were running late for school were waiting in traffic to get into the parking lot. Later I found out a girl I knew had been calling it in as a request every morning, and once the station was in on the joke they just kept on playing it every day.

That's awesome!

 

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
6/30/22 12:18 p.m.

I used to own a small market radio station. After I sold it, I became a consultant to other owners and managers. 

I always preached about treating the listeners to a deep library of music and letting the DJs have distinct personalities. Sometimes the people that hired me took my advice. Most times they didn't. 

The relaxing of ownership rules caused corporate consolidation which increased debt and caused high spot loads and bland programming.

I left the industry in disgust and distain of how the corporate overlords screwed up something that I really loved. 

I currently listen to nothing but SiriusXM and my own mp3 files of deep cuts.

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/30/22 12:32 p.m.

In reply to jimbob_racing :

More than 20 years after its demise, I still deeply miss the dear departed 99.1 WHFS out of DC / Baltimore.  Best commercial radio station there ever was.

 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
6/30/22 12:37 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said: Unfortunately since then, with the rise of things like IhateRadio and others, Detroit radio has gone the way of the dodo.  The (Music based) over the air radio in Detroit is just as utterly E36 M3ty as everywhere else, NPR being the exception with two great stations.

 

The consolidation of ownership has certainly all but eliminated the good local radio station, no matter where you are.

Satellite and streaming music left radio with a bleeding wound that's still hemorhaging listeners, too. 

 

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/30/22 12:40 p.m.

In reply to jimbob_racing :

I've had Sirius on and off in the past.  The problem is, even with their format and dozens of stations, they still end up with the same hundred songs that grow tiresome after a while.

Spotify seems to do a better job, but some of their daily mixes can get repetitive.  But in their favor they dropped a Syd Barrett track into one of my mixes, I was impressed. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
6/30/22 12:44 p.m.

I gave up on network radio right around the time one of those "we play what we want" stations played Nickelback one day. No one wants to play that. 

drsmooth
drsmooth HalfDork
6/30/22 12:55 p.m.

Pretty common thing to do when a radio station changes formats. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/30/22 1:07 p.m.
Duke said:

In reply to jimbob_racing :

More than 20 years after its demise, I still deeply miss the dear departed 99.1 WHFS out of DC / Baltimore.  Best commercial radio station there ever was.

 

and at 102.3 in Bethesda MD prior to their move to 99.1

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/30/22 1:41 p.m.

In reply to jimbob_racing :

I did college radio for nearly all four years (90.5 FM is WUOG Athens) and we had guidelines but also tremendous freedom. The guidelines gave the station some boundaries yet each DJ could do much within there. I mainly did open rotation midnight to 3 a.m. on Wednesday nights but also hosted a few specialty shows over the years: Loud Fast Rules and Sounds of the City.

I find even satellite radio too repetitive. I have a Pandora account but also find that I'm really happy just listening to albums–definitely a fan of the album format. (Currently playing: Chronic Town.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/30/22 1:42 p.m.

Although I'll add that my Cannonball Adderley channel on Pandora is A++.

Schmidlap
Schmidlap Dork
6/30/22 1:43 p.m.
DrBoost said:

There was a station in Detroit that did something like that. It was an unannounced clue that they were changing formats. When the song stopped, they went from Rock to R&B IIRC.

I remember that, it was Guns and Roses' Paradise City IIRC

jwagner (Forum Supporter)
jwagner (Forum Supporter) Reader
6/30/22 1:52 p.m.

Milwaukee had a station way back when FM was an ignored wasteland, playing whatever the DJs felt like, and sometimes that was the thump-thump-thump at the end of a record when they were out in the parking lot having a smoke.  Got me into a lot of late 60's/early 70's cutting edge stuff.  Didn't last - FM was discovered and the creativity was killed.  Don't think I've had music on terrestrial radio in years.

My current radio station is Radio Paradise streaming.  Very eclectic range of music from alt rock to vintage rock to jazz to occasional popular classical.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/30/22 1:53 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Although I'll add that my Cannonball Adderley channel on Pandora is A++.

You and I like a lot of the same music, apparently.

 

stroker
stroker PowerDork
6/30/22 3:20 p.m.

There was an absolutely terrific station in Minneapolis.  We'd listen to it on the way to Brainerd.  25 minutes of non-stop good rock with five minutes of commercials repeated.

Then Prince happened.

 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
6/30/22 3:23 p.m.

Explain Jack FM.....

it seems to be a radio robot that's everywhere , 

not horrible , but not great either ....

llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
6/30/22 3:55 p.m.

There are 5 "rock" stations here in NE KS. You can't tell them apart. One is "jack FM". More like FML.

llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
6/30/22 3:57 p.m.
John Welsh said:

The article points that the song is from 1992. Wow, that makes it 32 years old. If you were 20 yrs old and influenced by the songs release you are now 52! 

Uh, is it 2024 already? Did I miss something, besides RATM?

Edit: This is literally the first time I've ever heard this song. I'm not impressed.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/30/22 4:03 p.m.
Duke said:
David S. Wallens said:

Although I'll add that my Cannonball Adderley channel on Pandora is A++.

You and I like a lot of the same music, apparently.

 

Cool. I love the usual–Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, etc.–but Cannonball is my center. Super bonus for the songs that he introduces. Just love hearing his voice. "It's simultaneously a shout and a chant..." 

adam525i
adam525i Dork
6/30/22 4:08 p.m.

My radio bounces back and forth between CBC Radio 1 (in the garage) and Radio 2 (in the car) along with our local College station which is mostly alternative but mixes things up on the weekends. Spotify fills in the gaps.

 

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
6/30/22 4:46 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to jimbob_racing :

I've had Sirius on and off in the past.  The problem is, even with their format and dozens of stations, they still end up with the same hundred songs that grow tiresome after a while.

I agree. Some channels are better than others as far as having a deeper variety.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/30/22 4:57 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I also love albums as they, well used to be, mixed so they flow so well, or with a lot of 70's stuff with the rock opera vibe we're meant to be in a particular order to give a narrative.  That's the great thing about spotify.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
6/30/22 5:01 p.m.
adam525i said:

My radio bounces back and forth between CBC Radio 1 (in the garage) and Radio 2 (in the car) along with our local College station which is mostly alternative but mixes things up on the weekends.

I listened to Radio 1 for years but the problem with CBC is that they follow direction of the government in power and I find the programming lately to be unlistenable.

Which college station do you listen to? I've been listening to CIUT off and on for 30 years now and they have some good programming.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
6/30/22 5:18 p.m.

WEQX, the real alternative 

Out of Manchester, VT. Unfortunately I'm just out of their broadcast reach so I stream them. The best is their 24 hours of Christmas when they play everything from Bing Crosby, White Christmas to Run DMC, Christmas in Hollis.

They are a huge supporter of local music (they pull from as far away as Boston, Burlington, and Albany). And you're not likely to here a song more than once a week. 

Makes me miss WLIR from my teen years on Long Island.

 

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