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 DJMac
Joined: 5/13/2006
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Is it me, or does radio suck these days?Page 5 of 6    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
I missed the days when radio had freedom and DJ's could play what they wanted. Its the same at all radio(except for college and free form radio), they pretty much have a play list and play the same stuff over and over again
 DJMac
Joined: 5/13/2006
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Is it me, or does radio suck these days?
Posted: 5/27/2006 9:35:58 AM
here is the bad part

Top 40 radio: whatever is a hit you will hear over and over again


Classic Rock Radio: Same old tired stuff from Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and the Eagles

Oldies Radio: Seldom do they play anything that came out in the 50's or early 60's and why is 70's music like the Eagles, Doobie Brothers and Bachman Turner Overdrive on oldies radio?


As far as I am concerned no radio station never ever needs to play an Eagles record again
 sketch1
Joined: 5/27/2006
Msg: 39
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Posted: 5/27/2006 6:34:30 PM
doesnt help when some of the radio station is practically own by record companies ...

maybe not directly, but through sponsors, ads, etc etc ...

you ever wonder why they're jamming ashlee simpsons down our throat?

imagine if radio stations are free from all that corporate crap ... I'm sure we'll be hearing a whole lot of different playlist altogether ...
 DJMac
Joined: 5/13/2006
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Posted: 2/26/2007 4:21:19 PM
A friend once said "show me someone who gets upset over radio and I will show you a person that has a small music collection". Satellite radio I dont think is any better than mainstream radio, still play the same tired songs over and over again.
 gurblemurts
Joined: 2/24/2007
Msg: 50
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Posted: 3/5/2007 5:28:18 PM
MAINSTREAM radio will always suck. independant stations play lots of good stuff, same goes for a lot of college/univ. radio.

i've always thought that there are 2 types of music fans: those who are content with what music is presented to them through the media, and those who go out and find the music that suits them.

i generally avoid the radio like the plague, and try to download a new album every day.
 Castaline
Joined: 11/21/2006
Msg: 52
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Posted: 3/7/2007 7:38:38 PM
Commercial radio does suck.
Other posters have said it well already - same songs over and over and over.

In Alberta we have a gem of a station CKUA (and can be found on the web) public radio, play what they want. They do play some stuff that you would hear on a commercial station, but for the most part they are playing a wide variety of artists and genres.
Weekdays are when I listen most.
Saturday afternoons from about 3 in the afternoon until late - best programming around.
I am a huge listener and supporter of CKUA.
 thetangypanda
Joined: 3/14/2006
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Posted: 3/22/2007 9:45:51 AM
Its not really a conspiracy by the record companies to pay big money to have their stuff played... its simple economics. The radio station has to keep as many people tuned in on the quarter hours as possible so they can charge enough money to the advertisers to make a profit. That means that they have to play music that is a safe bet for the majority of the people who listen to their particular format. That typically means that the stuff that is viewed as popular is considered to be safe... thus it gets played. A lot.

What does that mean for Skippy and the Wonderfuls, that totally 'cool' indie band that plays at the local bar or in their garage? They probably won't get much air play. Just because you and your drinking buddies go there and think they are the shiz-nit doesn't mean that many other people, if anyone else at all, will think the same way.

Sure, a radio station can give them a shot. But that could potentially mean thousands of people hitting the next pre-set button on their radio. Thats potential money lost. Is that risk worth it for some garage band?

Sometimes it would be.... many times it probably wouldn't. Its too big of a gamble for most corporate stations to take.

That risk is for the few college style radio stations left... pirate radio.... and internet radio.
 Little_Wing
Joined: 3/3/2007
Msg: 61
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Posted: 3/23/2007 5:14:53 AM
radio gets plastered with pop junk / "hits"

then the radio statios over playthose songs n ppl hate em ....



where i am they overplay U2 n the Trag. hip .... n i can't stand either to start with
 BlueShirtBabe
Joined: 8/18/2006
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Posted: 3/25/2007 9:30:47 PM
The only thing I listen to on the radio anymore is Sports on The Fan 590 here in Toronto...... I gave up on music stations years ago.......
 anoceanoflove
Joined: 3/24/2007
Msg: 65
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Posted: 3/28/2007 1:02:10 AM
go to triple J .com.au and listen to that radio . its awesome. :)
 TheBigID
Joined: 8/7/2006
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Posted: 3/28/2007 5:17:25 PM
Radio has basically sucked since I left the industry...yeah...that's the ticket.
 SaintElsewhere
Joined: 2/4/2007
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Posted: 3/29/2007 4:43:14 PM
One word: PAYOLA
Look it up on Wikipedia.

It's technically illegal, but it's still happening. It seems that the only times and places that really great music has been played has been when it's NOT a huge money maker. For example, the rock and roll explosion happened when music was a boutique industry. The blues happened in the fields and in the clubs. Jazz happened on the underside of city life. Hip-hop as well. The punk explosion was, and still exists, as DIY movement. Occasionally something comes along that blows everything out of the water (Tin Pan Alley,Elvis,The Beatles,The Sex Pistols, Nirvana) and is popular at the same time, leaving the industry scrambling like the bunch of fools they are. While they're scrambling good music slips in through the cracks.

It's been said before that the industry hated The Beatles because they made it ok for the performers to write their own songs, thus taking away the publishing wing, and giving them less control over artists. As far as business is concerned, dealing with "artists" is a hassle. The ideal for a record company is to have performers who are EMPLOYEES. Pop radio is dominated by performers who play other people's songs because it is a good short term business strategy for companies with a huge media share (IE they control what, where, and who gets played). In short, monopoly encourages mediocrity as a succesful business strategy.

I hope the internet revolution makes it impossible for record companies to make money. Then each musician is self employed. Record shops become boutique where they do exist. Of course if the internet is deregulated as happened to radio, then you'll have large companies buying up huge portions of media share, and the same problems.

You heard it hear folks, piracy is good for art! YAAAr maties!
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Posted: 3/30/2007 8:22:13 AM
"I listen to non comercialised radio on FM,Triple J its called.I dont like any other crappy stations. "

I'm sorry, but this is a serious bugbear for yours truly... As someone who's been involved in Coomunity radio since 1981, Triple J is just as commercial as the FOX's and Triple M 's, it just plays SLIGHTLY more alternative music. And bear in mind it's also part of the "youth" arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (and in fact is deemed a government body, NOT a broadcaster and as such ISN'T bound by the same rules and regs as the rest of us. They can take heaps more chances than anyone else yet don't.

Australia has some wonderful community broadcasters, who simply don't get the recognition they deserve

Toe knee :-)
 audiokaos
Joined: 12/6/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 8:46:50 AM
All radio sucks, apart from The Mars Bar on 94.9 fm (http://therock.fm) every thursday & friday night from 7-12pm EST.


Mind you, it's when I hear songs that I don't know that I like radio...:)

ak
 GuitarGuy_
Joined: 3/15/2007
Msg: 73
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Posted: 4/5/2007 7:31:29 PM
Actually radio has sucked for at least a decade. Get Sirius.
 jettlightning
Joined: 4/4/2007
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Posted: 4/8/2007 4:53:55 PM
I've worked in radio, and things have changed in a very drastic way. Not only is there no decent music played, but there is no such thing as air personalities anymore. I used to tune in to listen to certain deejays because I enjoyed their shows. All of this is gone. You have to play your own music.
 PETEYQ
Joined: 8/13/2006
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Posted: 5/11/2007 11:36:01 AM
Radio ( think clear channel) MTV, VH1.......Older white guy's in suit's determine how/what we listen to and watch these day's......the almighty$$$
 spiralhoney
Joined: 5/6/2007
Msg: 85
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Posted: 5/11/2007 9:07:13 PM
Thursday nights
10-midnight
all summer.
91.7fm if yr in Connecticut.
whus.org for the webcast.
me,recent playlist posted on my profile
 Thatguy67
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Is it me, or does radio suck these days?
Posted: 12/22/2008 6:10:06 AM

Is it me
Hard to tell.

Radio has always sucked somewhere in the world but on the rare occasion I've managed to find the occasional station that I could actually listen to all day.


 OTTO BONN
Joined: 4/20/2006
Msg: 89
Is it me, or does radio suck these days?
Posted: 1/7/2009 8:43:03 PM
The only radio I listen to these days is NPR and PRI on FM, and some AM radio shows like Handel on the Law. If I happen to be up late, I'll tune in Coast to Coast AM, you know, just for the comedy.

I still remember the days when Pittsburgh rock station WDVE would play the entire side of an album with no interruptions. That was pretty cool.

 Thatguy67
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Posted: 1/8/2009 8:36:15 AM
Occasionally, I'll stumble across a station that has music I like but the programming lasts for only a few hours and then changes to something else. I find myself flipping the dial or shutting it off. Sometimes, its late at night when I find something decent.

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