Category Archives: Programming

Live and local, is it all it’s cracked up to be?

This may seem like a silly question, but is there really something more than just that a jock is local that causes a station to perform well? Here are three examples that may surprise you, let’s work largest to smallest … Continue reading

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How to image your Country or CHR radio station

When listening to Portland’s AC station k103 earlier this week, I realized why I didn’t like Today’s 106.5, it was because they didn’t play station ids and jingles after every song, which is why I like k103. Most AC stations have roughly the same music mix, although some lean quite a bit older than others. The music mix on most stations owned by Clear Channel is the typical AC mix of middle-of-the-road music, but the jingles that many of these stations are what I like the most. If stations don’t play these ids, then I tend to get tired of them and switch stations. This doesn’t really explain why I like most of the ABC radio stations such as mix 107.3. This station isn’t an aphiliate of the Today’s Best Hits network, but it is run by the same company that runs that network, and probably has the same playlist. These stations have just the right music mix, and the local station ids really don’t do that much to help the station’s immage. Continue reading

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Classic Hip-Hop in the Twin Cities

On Friday, Cumulus launched trimulcat 105 The Vibe 105.1 WGVX 105.3 WRXP and 105.7 WGVZ in the Twin Cities area. What doesn’t make sense to me about this and iHeart’s launch of Hot 102.5 in June is that not only … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Beasley’s complaint against WVVF

Last week, Beasley filed a complaint with the FCC against WVVF-LP, which runs a Spanish Classic Hits format, competing with their Spanish CHR WYUU. First off, as Lance Venta pointed out here this complaint is built only against the station’s … Continue reading

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