This was inevitable. - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 11:29 AM
This was inevitable.

so in connecticut, there used to be this station, radio 104, which was 104.1 fm.

they were pretty cool for a while, but then they were bought up by clear channel. 99.3 FM in northampton, ma was also bought up around the same time (this was a couple years ago),and the changes were more dramatic (they went from playing dave matthews band, rancid, metallica, and the barenaked ladies like this was a normal combination of stuff, to only playing staind, metallica, and godsmack).

my sister just informed me that the 104.1 that i used to know and listen to back when i still thought they played good music on commercial radio, is gone. they've gone themainstream hip hop/rap/crap route as of a few weeks ago.

now, i've got no sentimental attachments to this radio station, i stopped listening to them regularly a couple years ago. i did listen to a 'punk' show they had weekdays, throughout the summer for a laugh at what they called punk rock, but that's another story. still, i'm finding this depressing.
__________________

__________________
IWasBored is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Stories for Boys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: chicago
Posts: 5,876
Local Time: 10:29 AM
radio

only good radio station besides little college ones = xrt in chicago...but i don't get it

i never listen to the radio...ever
__________________

__________________
Stories for Boys is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
Refugee
 
mmmBono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: blarneyville
Posts: 1,831
Local Time: 03:29 PM

i hear what ya saying, hon.
i'm always getting pissed off with my choice radio stations.
best advice here is turn that fucker off...put on a cd instead.
__________________
mmmBono is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 06:55 PM   #4
She's the One
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,335
Local Time: 07:29 AM
Clear Channel is a minion of Satan.
__________________
martha is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 06:56 PM   #5
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zonelistener's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: six convenient metro locations
Posts: 14,747
Local Time: 10:29 AM
Give it ten minutes....the format will change.

I lived in Minneapolis for 11 years and watched formats changes with the seasons. One station has had five different formats in 11 years.

XRT in Chicago plays WAY too much Phil Collins to be considered cool.
__________________
zonelistener is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 07:26 PM   #6
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 11:29 AM
Quote:
Clear Channel is a minion of Satan.
martha speaks the truth






five times in 11 years..that's imprssive...
__________________
IWasBored is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 07:59 PM   #7
Refugee
 
Bunbury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Close yet far from home \m/
Posts: 1,580
Local Time: 07:29 AM
Clearchannel is setting shop for world domination....
__________________
Bunbury is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 08:59 PM   #8
Refugee
 
Mrs.Clayton's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,898
Local Time: 08:29 AM
I have a love/hate relationship with the radio...
At least you can have some revenge, you have your own show.
__________________
Mrs.Clayton is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 09:29 PM   #9
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 10:29 AM
The only station here in Detroit that's listenable is 94.7, the Classic Rock station, and even they play some of that old arena rock shit (ie Styx, Foreigner, etc. ) but for the most part it's alright, esp. on Sunday nights when they play Little Steven's Underground Garage.

I think Little Steven ought to take on Clear Channel so that some good shit gets on the air for once!
__________________
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 10:56 PM   #10
ONE
love, blood, life
 
yertle-the-turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: York, UK and Singapore
Posts: 11,750
Local Time: 11:29 PM
there's a tower in the heart of london
with a radio station right at the top
but they don't make the city beat
they're making all the action stop
__________________
yertle-the-turtle is offline  
Old 09-20-2003, 11:03 PM   #11
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 09:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by yertle-the-turtle
there's a tower in the heart of london
with a radio station right at the top
but they don't make the city beat
they're making all the action stop
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
u2popmofo is offline  
Old 09-21-2003, 02:19 AM   #12
Paper Gods
Forum Administrator
 
KhanadaRhodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: a vampire in the limousine
Posts: 60,609
Local Time: 09:29 AM
is there a way you can find out if a station is owned by clearchannel? if someone tells me there's a list on clearchannel's website, i'm gonna be embarrassed.

anyway, that's kinda happened to a local station here, too. suddenly, the local classic rock station, which used to play *some* 60s, but mostly 70s and early 80s, went and changed its name with no notice. it just happened one day. they now play no 80s music which sucks ass majorly. they said they "asked what we wanted to hear," but i doubt people said no cars, no U2, no def leppard, and a lot of early stuff that's escaping me.

i mean, to think i would listen to a station that i knew would play no duran duran, the station was that good. now they have these horrible little station blurbs too. it's like they got these metal wannabes who can't sing or scream to say the little slogan, which is as uninventive as a turnip.

blah. i'm feeling ya iwb, at least my station still plays good 70s stuff. oy.
__________________
KhanadaRhodes is offline  
Old 09-21-2003, 02:28 AM   #13
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 09:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs.Clayton
I have a love/hate relationship with the radio...
I totally know what you mean. I have the same love/hate thing going with radio, VH1, MTV, MTV2, etc. It's so great when you see/hear a song you like or a new great song on those respective forms of broadcast, but most of the time you have to put up with so much BS and garbage it almost feels like it's not worth it.

As much as I complain and say I hate them all, I still find myself watching/listening and hoping for some great music. I dont know why, but hearing a song on the radio you like or seeing a music video you like can really hit the spot better than just listening to it on cd sometimes.

Here's to hoping for better access to good music in the future.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline  
Old 09-21-2003, 03:22 AM   #14
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 11:29 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by yertle-the-turtle
there's a tower in the heart of london
with a radio station right at the top
but they don't make the city beat
they're making all the action stop

hey jonesy!

wot?



__________________
IWasBored is offline  
Old 09-21-2003, 03:35 AM   #15
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 11:29 AM
Quote:
is there a way you can find out if a station is owned by clearchannel? if someone tells me there's a list on clearchannel's website, i'm gonna be embarrassed.

i'm not sure. there might be. a little research won't hurt.

from www.clearchannel.com:


this is just tv stations....

WXXA -TV FOX ALBANY , NY
KGET -TV NBC BAKERSFIELD , CA
KVOS -TV IND BELLINGHAM , WA
WIVT -TV ABC BINGHAMTON , NY
WKRC -TV CBS CINCINNATI , OH
WETM -TV NBC ELMIRA , NY
KMTR -TV NBC EUGENE , OR
KMTX -TV NBC EUGENE , OR
KMTZ -TV NBC EUGENE , OR
KVIQ -TV CBS EUREKA , CA
KTVF -TV NBC FAIRBANKS , AK
KGPE -TV CBS FRESNO , CA
WHP -TV CBS HARRISBURG , PA
WLYH -TV UPN HARRISBURG , PA
WJKT -TV UPN JACKSON , TN
WAWS -TV FOX JACKSONVILLE , FL
WTEV -TV CBS JACKSONVILLE , FL
KASN -TV UPN LITTLE ROCK , AR
KLRT -TV FOX LITTLE ROCK , AR
WLMT -TV UPN MEMPHIS , TN
WPTY -TV ABC MEMPHIS , TN
WJTC -TV UPN MOBILE , AL
WPMI -TV NBC MOBILE , AL
KCBA -TV FOX MONTEREY/SALINAS , CA
KION -TV CBS MONTEREY/SALINAS , CA
WOKR -TV ABC ROCHESTER , NY
KTVX -TV ABC SALT LAKE CITY , UT
WOAI -TV NBC SAN ANTONIO , TX
KPXL -TV PAX SAN ANTONIO , TX
KCOY -TV CBS SANTA MARIA , CA
KFTY -TV IND SANTA ROSA , CA
WIXT -TV ABC SYRACUSE , NY
KOKI -TV FOX TULSA , OK
KTFO -TV UPN TULSA , OK
WUTR -TV ABC UTICA , NY
WWTI -TV ABC WATERTOWN , NY
KAAS -TV FOX WICHITA , KS
KSAS -TV FOX WICHITA , KS
KSCC -TV UPN WICHITA , KS



fuck it, they own EVERYTHING
__________________

__________________
IWasBored is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com