radio format changes

nageov3t

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has anyone else noticed a lot of radio format changes in their area lately, or is it just NYC?

our main rock station went classic rock, the classic rock station is playing more stuff from the 80's and 90's, the top 40 pop/rock station is now claiming for be "formatless" (though still no rap or country), and the oldies station, without a word of warning from anyone at the station, went from Frank Sinatra right into the Beastie Boys :Q

New York's WCBS-FM, the nation's flagship oldies station, earlier this month killed that format to make way for Jack, the trendy new approach to music radio in which playlists expand from a couple of hundred songs to perhaps 1,000. The idea is to mimic the range and unpredictability of an iPod in shuffle mode.

With a jarring segue from Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" to the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right," WCBS, which is owned by Infinity Broadcasting, put a surprise end to 33 years of oldies in the nation's No. 1 market. At the same moment, Infinity's oldies station in Chicago, WJMK, made the same format switch.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co...rticle/2005/06/10/AR2005061000638.html

"It's like waking up in the morning and all of a sudden Yankee Stadium became a fruit stand and George Washington Bridge is a raft. You can't do that," said the 67-year-old Morrow, who introduced the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965.
 

Zim Hosein

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Originally posted by: loki8481
Originally posted by: Zim Hosein
Hot97 hasn't changed loki8481! :|

didn't hot97 used to be a pop station too?

I don't recall, all I know is my co-workers at work love the station and it's the SOS every day :|
 

lokiju

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Happened in South FL, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area a few months back now, 10 year old rock station went to Latin and a trance/dance station took over and is now a rock station, and a much better one than the old one I might add.

 

GML3G0

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KRock, right? Grrr... I want the old KRock back! Booker, do something!

"92.3, KKKK RAAAAWWWK."

None of that, "Great rock, PERIOD" crap.
 

nageov3t

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Originally posted by: GML3G0
KRock, right? Grrr... I want the old KRock back! Booker, do something!

flick down a few notches to 91.1 :D one of my coworkers turned me onto it a few weeks ago. it's great.
 

Zenmervolt

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Happening in Seattle too.

Tuned into my Country station (KAYO, 99.3) to find one morning that it was playing some Spanish crap. Heaven forbid that they tell anyone what's going on.

ZV
 

Happened in Chicago to at least 2 stations I know of. Q101.1 and 101.9 went from "Alternative" and "Light Rock/Alternative" to "Anything we want"