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After 3 Decades:WCBS FM In NYC Switches Formats,Stuns Listeners
AP ^ | 6-04-2005 | my favorite headache

Posted on 06/04/2005 2:42:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

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1 posted on 06/04/2005 2:42:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Change is good. 70's music is good.


2 posted on 06/04/2005 2:43:50 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: My Favorite Headache

Very upsetting. Tried to find it on my dial this morning before I heard the news and it was weird not being able to.

Now New York City has neither an oldies nor a country and western station. And my cable system doesn't offer the country music channels, either.


3 posted on 06/04/2005 2:44:39 PM PDT by somerville
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To: My Favorite Headache

I like Jet. Buddy Holly-no way.


4 posted on 06/04/2005 2:45:30 PM PDT by trisham ("Live Free or Die," General John Stark, July 31, 1809)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I'll be resetting my car radio FM a few ticks down the dial, to the New Jersey oldies station. But I will miss Cousin Brucie!


5 posted on 06/04/2005 2:49:38 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: nuconvert
"Change is good. 70's music is good."

That may or not be true, but baby boomers at the earlier end of the spectrem are getting left out in the cold. More and more t.v. and radio stations are catering to the 45 and under crowd. What about us in our 50's?
6 posted on 06/04/2005 2:51:29 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Adios Dan Ingran and Cousin Brucie!

Cool 100.3 in Orlando switched from oldies to Rumba 100.3 (en Espanol) a few months ago.

Grown men wept.

7 posted on 06/04/2005 2:54:47 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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As did 94.9 Zeta in Miami when they went from rock to spanish in the blink of an eye. I will never forget 103.5 WSHE changing overnight from AOR Rock to All Alternative. Beyond pissed. Same with 97 GTR in Miami from the 80s and 90s...became Adult Contemp.

All 3 ruled big time back in the day...XM and Sirrius is where it is at now,or just plain cd's. Commercial radio sucks beyond anything the Democratic Party can do...and that is really sucking.


8 posted on 06/04/2005 2:58:31 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ( "I think she did too much coke, ahh you think so Doctor?")
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Come to think of it..103 SHE in Ft.Laud/Miami went from AOR Rock to Alternative to Pop to Dance to Disco to now Rap. All in 10 years.


9 posted on 06/04/2005 2:59:43 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ( "I think she did too much coke, ahh you think so Doctor?")
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To: AngieGOP

People in their fifties like music from the 70's - 90's.
The stations have to go where the money is in order to survive. If there was a lot of money in oldies, they'd still be playing them.


10 posted on 06/04/2005 3:00:15 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: MindBender26

"Cool 100.3 in Orlando switched from oldies to Rumba 100.3 (en Espanol) a few months ago. "

Lol. Now that's quite a change


11 posted on 06/04/2005 3:01:38 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: somerville

They claimed that their audience was aging out, and as I look in the mirror there is some truth in that. But there are many kids like my 19 year old daughter who grew up in households all over the tri state area listening to CBS FM and Cousin Brucie and Harry Harrison. Go to any sweet sixteen party and listen to how many 50s and 60s songs are played and danced to. There's a long ago episode of WKRP that this is reminiscent of, only thing now is, it's not funny.


12 posted on 06/04/2005 3:02:13 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Peace, Love, Brotherhood, and Firepower. And the greatest of these is Firepower!)
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To: somerville
I was listening to XM's 60's channel, iirc, this AM, and they were talking about the Chicago station.

Even took a call from a disgruntled listener and played one of the dj's sound bite(?), or whatever they're called.

13 posted on 06/04/2005 3:03:36 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: My Favorite Headache

Their listeners were stuned?


14 posted on 06/04/2005 3:03:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Leftists would have no standards at all)
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To: MindBender26

"Grown men wept."

I don't blame them. I myself feel like crying over this. I'd be listening to CBS right now if this hadn't happened.


15 posted on 06/04/2005 3:04:45 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: My Favorite Headache

Someone who knows WSHE.!!!!

I used to have a shirt that said "She's only rock and roll....." I loved that station. WCKO (102.7 FM, IIRC), too.


16 posted on 06/04/2005 3:04:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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We have had Jack here for a couple of months (Los Angeles), and it's working out OK. At first they did play all the listeners' complaint calls on the air. Kind of funny. But the station they replaced had about 5 records (I think they WERE records!) and three of them were Led Zeppelin.


17 posted on 06/04/2005 3:07:08 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: nuconvert
The stations have to go where the money is in order to survive. If there was a lot of money in oldies, they'd still be playing them.

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You're right. What's the alternative? Compelling stations to play oldies? Good grief.

18 posted on 06/04/2005 3:08:37 PM PDT by trisham ("Live Free or Die," General John Stark, July 31, 1809)
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What about the new terrestrial HD Radio? Many broadcast stations across the country are now broadcasting a seperate digital signal along with their analog broadcast. So soon, FM radio stations will not only be digital, but will offer multiple channels of audio. So Sirius and XM may be where it is at now... but eventually they will have local competition.


19 posted on 06/04/2005 3:09:14 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: nuconvert; All
The problem with a lot of oldies stations is that they play the same blasted playlist all the time, the same 300 or so songs that were "hits." They don't mine the albums or play the B-sides, so people get tired of the same old stuff. One of my favorite stations as a younger man was one that played cuts from the albums the hits appeared on. It was great. Sometimes they played the hits, but often the non-hits were better than the "hits."

One station in the Seattle area played nothing but 70's music. That included disco, rock, beginnings of punk, what country they had back then....an incredible mix. You could listen for a week and never hear the same song twice. Great stuff.

20 posted on 06/04/2005 3:11:06 PM PDT by Othniel (Call that job satisfaction? Cuz I don't........)
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