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Old 10-26-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Radio is dead in New York

It did not seem so bad that Howard Stern is going to Sattellite, but now K-Rock, the last actual rock music station is going to be converted into a talk station after his departure.

I cannot believe this.

New York will no longer have an actual rock station.

Radio sucks.


"...Stern's departure also led Infinity to launch new programming dubbed FREE FM, a talk format that began Tuesday in Philadelphia and San Diego. Another seven stations will eventually join the FREE FM brigade, including WXRK-FM in New York _ long a mainstay of rock music in the nation's No. 1 radio market.

K-Rock, as the station was known, will make the switch when Roth arrives..."

Roth being David Lee Roth that is.

This is so shitty.

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Old 10-26-2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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The only time I listen to the radio is if someone else is driving and they have it on.
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very sad.

I predict Roth will be a flop.
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We lost KLSX 97.1 to the talk format when Stern started his syndication. I guess there is more money in talk than music.
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We have four rock stations in Birmingham. This is very strange, this is a really small, conservative market. Maybe that's why we don't get talk stations, we don't have any talk format stations that I know of.
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We have four rock stations in Birmingham. This is very strange, this is a really small, conservative market. Maybe that's why we don't get talk stations, we don't have any talk format stations that I know of.
I think it's more unusual you don't have talk stations...since most of talk radio is very conservative.
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I think it's more unusual you don't have talk stations...since most of talk radio is very conservative.
I investigated the matter, we do have talk radio, not surprisingly it's very conservative. We have some not-so-conservative rock stations, too, which is really strange. We have so many radio stations that there aren't any frequencies available for new stations.
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What no more K-Rock I didn't hear about that!
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We lost KLSX 97.1 to the talk format when Stern started his syndication. I guess there is more money in talk than music.
It's more like there is less money spent in talk radio than there is money made. Radio, in general, is highly unprofitable, and it's amazing that it has stayed in business.

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The only radio worth listening to in Canada is the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). The rest of it is utterly shitty and filled with commercials...
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Commercial radio in general is crap. Has been for years.

I ignore it.
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Video killed the radio star!
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Radio, in general, is highly unprofitable, and it's amazing that it has stayed in business.

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Depends on your position, I might add. Indie Promo is said to be highly profitable - same for Clear Channel and the like.
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Where I live, capital region NY, the radio is devestatingly bad. I actually get headaches in the car, when I'm trying to find something good.

I haven't heard U2 in a month or so
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