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(9/22/2011 10:37:43 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ken Gale is absolutely right. Radio sounds the same nationwide. There was a time when you could tell what city you were in by listening to the radio. It made travel much more interesting to have regional flavors. Today it seems like the only local flavor a radio station has is its commercials. Yeah, the door is WIDE open for Pandora to steal listeners. Rock radio can survive if someone takes the time to PROGRAM to their audience. Then again, by the time some of these stations wake up, there might not be an audience left.
- Mark Moss
(9/22/2011 8:53:22 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
My problem with most rock radio is that they reduce a band's entire catalogue to two or three songs, making every show predictable. Plus they never say what the song is. Plus they play the same stuff nationwide, with no allowance for regionalism.

I'm glad I have more freedom when I'm on the air.

- Ken Gale
(9/22/2011 8:35:25 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Right on Jeff. Let's find solutions. We have an awesome AAA here in Cleveland and we address those issues daily. We're in the "Rock & Roll Capitol of the World" and it's still challenging to program and market a rock station. But rock radio is not for wimps and whiners! That's why we love rock...it kicks ass...so do we :)
- Suzy Peters
(9/22/2011 7:09:33 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
As an OLD Rocker/station owner I have a hard time with the "Rock" label. Jay z Eminem is Rock? I have 5 grandchildren and they all love Classic Rock but Pop, Hip Hop (the few clean ones that can be aired) etc they hate. My old vinyl collection and YES my turntable is their favorite past time. So I think definitions need to be changed instead of using the ROCK sticker to all music. Our station gets along very well airing REAL Rock, we have yried
- John


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