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Re: Record Industry Decline ( Radio )
You mean KINK isn't good anymore? I haven't been able
to hear it for 7 years since I moved east of the
maountains, but i used to LOVE that station,
especially 'Lights out".
--- Rev Fever <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As a former radio DJ veteran from ages ago with 5 &
> 1/2 years of
> experience to my name,
> I can irrefutably say that radio in America, as it
> is now, SUCKS, and
> has done so since at least the early 80's.
> I do not bother with it anymore and have not done so
> for YEARS, but I
> am aware of HOW BAD it is,
> because I often, and INVOLUNTARILY, get exposed to
> it, and KNOW that
> it is complete crap now.
> At least previously, it was maybe 50 / 50 between
> crap and some good
> stuff. Now it is hopeless.
> Aside from some public and / or a tiny few
> grassroots radio station
> efforts that are even left anymore (such as KBOO
> 90.7FM here in
> best to just FORGET about mainstream radio in the
> USA today, and the
> future, due to the corps(es) CONTROL of the over all
> air waves,
> which by the way, here in America, were ORIGINALLY
> MEANT to be OWNED
> by the CITIZENS of the USA!
> If in doubt about that, check yer history books, and
> also there was
> no FCC until much later.
> THAT idea did not LAST very long due to certain
> powerful powers-that-
> be seeing HUGE future profits by TAKING OVER the air
> with the help of their well-paid political stooges
> in "our" gov't.
> Same crap still goes on today and the majority of
> sheeple just
> quietly go along with it.
> So, just kiss radio GOOD BYE for it EVER coming back
> to being
> anything even remotely good anymore, at least in the
> USA. Ain't
> gonna happen!
> (same for American TV too, which I have stayed away
> from for almost
> 20 years now, and LOVE it! BOOKS are MUCH BETTER!
> Thank Gaia for the web, since now there are PLENTY
> of GOOD radio
> ALTERNATIVES that can now be found!
> What is on the web is the ONLY way I listen to any
> radio anymore to
> find shows that play truly interesting and kool
> I am also gearing up to reviving my former show from
> years ago, Radio
> Soiree (with the host, the Martian Neon Creature) as
> a podcast,
> but have some bugs to overcome and some other
> obstacles to leap over
> before I start doing that. Eventually....
> -Rev. Fever
> On Jul 6, 2007, at 1:58 PM, Matt Davignon wrote:
> > Oh yeah - I forgot that element. Now all the radio
> stations are owned
> > by just a few companies (Clearchannel being the
> biggie.) Which means
> > that playlists are much more standardized than
> they used to be. Less
> > variety means less "survival of the fittest",
> which in turn lowers
> > quality and gradually lowers the need to get the
> new cd.
> > Wasn't there once a time when radio playlists were
> more regional?
> > There's a fairly recent development in this in the
> last 5 years or so
> > too - radio stations without dj's. They just throw
> a larger-than usual
> > playlist into a central computer, and feed that
> playlist to the
> > 'variety' station in each city. The biggest one in
> San Francisco has
> > the motto "70's, 80's, 90's, whatever we feel
> like". They should be
> > sued for false advertising - "we" implies humans
> and "feel" implies
> > emotions!
> > Matt
> > On 7/6/07, BreachinThePeace@aol.com
> <BreachinThePeace@aol.com> was
> > all:
> >> To me, this is literally the crux of the societal
> evolution angle.
> >> RADIO.
> >> It's sad that the media has become such a common
> place and completely
> >> effective tool of corporate business. Long ago
> they put a stop to
> >> giving us
> >> free choices in that we (as a unsuspecting
> society) via their
> >> programming
> >> are not allowed independent differentiations of
> anything, but
> >> rather their
> >> focus became training us "how" to differentiate
> in an effort to
> >> best suite
> >> their greed manifest.
> >> I personally am very happy with the current state
> of the music
> >> business.
> >> Like it was many years ago in the advent of the
> FM radio, the
> >> Internet has
> >> HELPED musicians to reclaim a more so "music
> first, business
> >> second" stance.
> >> ________________________________
> >> See what's free at AOL.com.
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