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Offline Jctoast

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2012, 10:08 pm »
Yes. My guess is the name is to appeal to 18-34 year old males, which will be their target audience.




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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2012, 10:29 pm »
As an 18-34 year old male, I have to ask: WTF is "active rock?!"

I miss Fox 97 (and Randy and Spiff)...

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2012, 10:40 pm »
Based on the sample I heard multiple times today, sounds like 99X will sound like 96.1 used to 3 days ago. 

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2012, 10:41 pm »
As an 18-34 year old male, I have to ask: WTF is "active rock?!"

I miss Fox 97 (and Randy and Spiff)...

ditto.  and what would INactive rock be?

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2012, 12:06 am »
Jctoast is actually my husband's account. I hijacked it.

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Out of curiosity, in your opinion, how much of the current state of radio is the result of the deregulation of radio (1996 Telecommunications Act), allowing one owner to own multiple stations in one city versus changes in the music industry in general (i.e. rise of digital media)?

The state of terrestrial radio today is directly because of the deregulation. It became easy to gobble up stations. Then after all the station grabbing, the notes had to be paid. In comes revenue squeezing. Thousands upon thousands in radio have been let go, downsized, what have you, in the last couple years. And even thousands more before that. It helped give rise to the digital options.

By the way, in a few years some corporate radio suit will be heralded as a "genius" in the industry (what will be left of it) because he will have the brilliant idea to broaden the playlists and get back to personalities and make radio local.

99X flipped tonight.
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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2012, 06:20 am »
Flower Lady, I'm referring to FM radio when I say that. The FM band has always been different than AM. AM's have to power up and power down and the signal isn't as strong or compressed. They tend to have stability and a much different business model. They aren't the stations sought after by the large corporations; it's these suits I refer to. (Also, yes, I know it's a good thing they aren't sought after in the way FM frequencies are.)

 
The Bone is a stupid, stupid name. This is the contempt these owners have for potential listeners.
Active Rock is an industry term meaning harder, newer rock.

 

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2012, 05:37 pm »
Tangentially related, why does it seem like reception has decreased so much? I mostly listen to 90.1 or 88.5,  and I swear once you have to drive outside the perimeter you lose both.

Former WRAShole here... The station's signal goes as far west as Anniston, AL so my guess is terrestrial and electronic interferences along the highway. I drive to Suwanee for work and have no problem picking up 90.1 the whole way. I'll have to tune in to 88 some morning this week and check it out.
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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2012, 05:38 pm »
As an 18-34 year old male, I have to ask: WTF is "active rock?!"

I miss Fox 97 (and Randy and Spiff)...

Grew up on Randy and Spiff and Fox 97. My parents wouldn't let me listen to pop radio so all I could listen to was the oldies station. My dad used to give me a quarter if I could name the title and artist of the song.  :-\ Nostalgia right there...
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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2012, 08:36 pm »
Damn, I'd been putting it off for a while, but now I think it's time I go through the presets in my car and clean house.

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2012, 08:48 pm »
Damn, I'd been putting it off for a while, but now I think it's time I go through the presets in my car and clean house.

I'm thinking it may be time to go to satellite.  I only listen to DAVE. Well, and NPR. I'm bummed.

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2012, 09:03 am »
Damn, I'd been putting it off for a while, but now I think it's time I go through the presets in my car and clean house.

I'm thinking it may be time to go to satellite.  I only listen to DAVE. Well, and NPR. I'm bummed.
I love it. While I default to NPR during the week, on the weekends I listen to the Grateful Dead channel, 60's vinyl and some others. One of my favorite things about that is there are some DJ's that I used to love in NYC that are now hosting some of these.

You dould no doubt find a channel that covers your favorites.

I haven't even really explored it fully, but there are a TON of stations including comedy stations, and of course Howard Stern.

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2012, 11:31 am »
I have to say I haven't noticed a real difference in 99x/98.9 since the flip except the stupid name. (Just now on my drive to work I heard the DJ say "98.9 The Bone, givin it to you hard!" and had to roll my eyes. How do they say that stuff with a straight face?)

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2012, 11:44 am »
I have to say I haven't noticed a real difference in 99x/98.9 since the flip except the stupid name. (Just now on my drive to work I heard the DJ say "98.9 The Bone, givin it to you hard!" and had to roll my eyes. How do they say that stuff with a straight face?)

wow.  That's just bad.  Not even 'funny bad'...just bad.  So is management over there a bunch of 13 year old boys?

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2012, 05:31 pm »
I have to say I haven't noticed a real difference in 99x/98.9 since the flip except the stupid name. (Just now on my drive to work I heard the DJ say "98.9 The Bone, givin it to you hard!" and had to roll my eyes. How do they say that stuff with a straight face?)

wow.  That's just bad.  Not even 'funny bad'...just bad.  So is management over there a bunch of 13 year old boys?

I'm guessing their target demo is not really the sort that openly admit to wanting it hard.  A marketing manager somewhere is doing it wrong.

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Re: Right on the dial, wrong on the music...
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2012, 07:35 pm »
It's a pretty noticable shift from my point of view, certainly hearing songs I wouldn't have expected to hear before.  Shame the signal is still crappy.