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Tiki Central Forums Bilge Great article about the slow death of commercial radio
Great article about the slow death of commercial radio
donhonyc
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2005-03-21 12:43 am   Permalink

http://www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=8563

Radio programmers listen up.

This is what happens when Program Directors listen to lame-o consultants. People have been asking for quality commercial radio for years, and nobody listened. Unfortunately, it may well become a thing of the past. Unless somebody out there can apply some real creativity to what we hear on particularly the FM band, radio is going to go the same route our other friends (like Kodak film and VHS tapes) from 'anolog land' are now going...straight to the trash, and in a few cases....the museum of old technology.

" I was tuning in the shine on the light night dial
Doing anything my radio advised
With every one of those late night stations
Playing songs bringing tears to my eyes
I was seriously thinking about hiding the receiver
When the switch broke 'cause it's old
They're saying things that I can hardly believe
They really think we're getting out of control

Radio is a sound salvation
Radio is cleaning up the nation
They say you better listen to the voice of reason
But they don't give you any choice 'cause they think that it's treason
So you had better do as you are told
You better listen to the radio

I wanna bite the hand that feeds me
I wanna bite that hand so badly
I want to make them wish they'd never seen me
Some of my friends sit around every evening
And they worry about the times ahead
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference
And the promise of an early bed
You either shut up or get cut up, they don't wanna hear about it
It's only inches on the reel-to-reel
And the radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools
Tryin' to anaesthetise the way that you feel"




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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-03-21 06:19 am   Permalink

Do you remember the "Radio Radio" radio show from NYC? I remember listening to it back in the late-'70s/early-'80s, it was a Rock & Pop talk & interview show where they would also play new music that the hosts didn't think was getting enough airplay.
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