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the young warrior
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quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
This area is known for the worst radio stations ever, with unending play of the same 20 songs by artists like Fleetwood Mac and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

And I thought my local stations were bad!
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Hey, i can listen to Fleetwood Mac and Lynyrd Skynyrd all day, every day ! [Big Grin]
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I can vouch for PGHgirl's comment about bad radio. Things have changed so much since the mid-70s when I was a DJ. Back then, there were a lot of mom-and-pop stations--one that I worked at, a Top 40 AM station, was above a hardware store that the station owner also owned--with so much variety and actual live talent. Today in the Pittsburgh market, for example, I'm pretty sure that almost all of the stations are owned by some huge media conglomerate like Clear Channel Broadcasting. These mindless corporate drones program their stations across the country with the same formats, music, and prerecorded talent. It's all so robotic. I miss the good old days when something really weird like Chuck Mangione's "Feels So Good," an instrumental with a flugelhorn solo, could become a top 10 hit. That will never happen again in the U.S.
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I don't think anyone wants to hear the same 20 songs over and over, lol. Crash, I do believe that Clear Channel owns all of the radio stations in Pittsburgh, PA. It's sad, there is no variety anymore. Even WAMO is gone now, which was the urban/dance music station back in the day. My friends used to listen to that, and I used to listen to I think it was WYDD 104.7. They played solid rock, and had rock blocks every weekend, where the DJ would roll a die and that would be the number of songs by an artist that he would play. (For example, 3 Van Halen Songs, followed by 2 Motley Crue songs, followed by 4 Journey songs, etc.). There was a decent radio station out of Johnstown, PA, Rocky 99, that played a variety of rock from the 1970's to the present. Now they are starting to sound more like the Clear Channel stations. They are owned by Forever Broadcasting. My friend worked for their sister station, the country station Froggy. She quit about 6 months ago, and her friend who worked at Rocky quit too. I guess someday I will break down and get Sirius XM.
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Nothing wrong with Mac and Skynyrd but i can understand the frustrations Pitts has.
We also have a classic rock station here which has the same playlist all the time.
Thousands of great tunes around and all they play is the same old song... But yeah, it´s basically same with all radio stations nowadays.

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Coming straight from the - Should I Watch This Thread on first glance there Atomik I thought your post read "Nothing wrong with Mac and Me but i can understand the frustrations" [Big Grin]

I think a lot of these stations just don't mix it up enough and you can more or less predict the days playlist before they've even got started!

[ 03. December 2016, 04:21: Message edited by: the young warrior ]

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I think the radio wasteland epidemic is pretty much everywhere sadly. Huge corporations playing the same crap 20 songs like they are spewing out some mind control! Only time I get surprises is when I visit home and these little small towns sometimes seem like they have their own playlists. Anyways, thankful that I built up my record collection where I don't need to depend on radio.
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