Monthly Archives: October 2010

follow up on internet radio comercials

I know I’ve been blogging a lot lately, but I just have a lot to talk about this month. As it is election season, you are probably hearing a lot of pollitical advertizements on your local radio stations, as I am here. As I was listening to a station owned by Cumulus Media, I realized that even they don’t play the same comercials on there internet streams as they do on the actual station. This got me thinking. The conclusion I came to was that this happens no matter the size of the company. However, companies don’t take it the same way. One of the reasons I don’t like to listen to CBS Radio stations is because there commercials are all over the place. They switch before they are done playing, and they do this multiple times per set. Some companies, such as Cumulus, do it right. If everyone could follow there lead, then I won’t be quite so annoyed. Continue reading

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Where is the Hot AC format going?

The better question is is most of today’s music geared toward the Hot AC genre? I was thinking about this one morning as I was getting ready to go to school because I listen to our Hot AC station every morning. This particular morning, they happened to play Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars. Animal by Neon Trees seemed to actually debut on the Hot AC stations, another sign of the increasing lean toward Hot AC for the next decade. On that note, another thing I’ve noticed is that Victoria BC’s 107.3 Kool FM is listed as Hot AC, but plays songs I’ve never heard, as well as songs that are played on top 40 stations here in the U.S. I also wonder if Bangore’s Z 107.3 is going in a more Hot AC direction, as they play some of the rhythmic top 40 music, but have a Hot AC sound as well. Continue reading

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