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--- Matt Davignon <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> 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
> 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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