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WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by bobhuge » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:27 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Bob - your subject line made me think of a song... :)

Do you guys play "Where It's At" by Beck? :hat
We do! LOL.

We play a lot of tunes that people will ask "why" about. The song made the alternate rock charts. Additionally, we'll use those charts to disqualify a song. For instance, did it hit #1 in the Hot 100? If so, is it "rock" anymore or is it "chr"? For instance, we don't play "You Give Love a Bad Name" - It charted #1 on the hot 100 and only 9 in the album rock charts. But, "Livin' on a prayer" hit #1 on both.

That's our thought process, anyway.



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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by Mega Hertz » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:03 am

Interesting post, which brought to mind "crossovers". Whatever happened to crossovers on CHR radio? There's always been tailor-made Top 40 pop product, but I can vividly remember DRQ playing Fuel, Aerosmith, Blink 182, Green Day, and Faith Hill crossovers, amongst others. Rock, Alternative Rock, Active Rock (possibly classic rock...Aerosmith was 30 years into their career when Jaded hit DRQ in 2001) and Country songs all crossing over into CHR territory. I might be wrong (due to my lack of listening) but I don't hear much in the way of crossover anymore on CHR. Any insight?


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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by syntheticexctasy » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:35 am

I have heard previous iterations of this station in the past, but have never really tried for it since moving to pontiac. Will have to swing the antenna around today and see if I can find it.



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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by bobhuge » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:34 am

Mega Hertz wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:03 am
Interesting post, which brought to mind "crossovers". Whatever happened to crossovers on CHR radio? There's always been tailor-made Top 40 pop product, but I can vividly remember DRQ playing Fuel, Aerosmith, Blink 182, Green Day, and Faith Hill crossovers, amongst others. Rock, Alternative Rock, Active Rock (possibly classic rock...Aerosmith was 30 years into their career when Jaded hit DRQ in 2001) and Country songs all crossing over into CHR territory. I might be wrong (due to my lack of listening) but I don't hear much in the way of crossover anymore on CHR. Any insight?
Great question. Honestly I don't listen to much CHR anymore. However, I think that the appetite from the CHR crowd or consumer has changed and leans more toward r&b and country, hence you see more crossovers in those genres. Every now and then you might hear a softer classic rock band sneaking into CHR, but pretty rare anymore like you said.



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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by The Constant Browser » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:22 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Bob - your subject line made me think of a song... :)

Do you guys play "Where It's At" by Beck? :hat

Everyone knows what the first video was on MTV, but "Where it's At"" by Beck was the first video to air on MTV2, August 1, 1996.



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Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:53 pm

That's a great piece of trivia!


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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by The Constant Browser » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 pm

I checked out WIDL stream, was planning to have it on for a short period of time to sample it, and ended up listening for over three hours straight before I had to turn it off to get other things done. It's a nice mix of classic rock and alternative rock. I heard everything from Jimi Hendrix, to Stone Temple Pilots.

Back in the 1990's WTBB serving Panama City, FL had a format called Pirate Radio, had a similar mix, that I listened to a lot. They were totally automated and had a quirky non-professional style to reflect the stations name. I still remember one of the ID's "From the top of a tall tower, in the middle of a really big field, Pirate Radio."



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Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Post by bobhuge » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:29 am

The Constant Browser wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 pm
I checked out WIDL stream, was planning to have it on for a short period of time to sample it, and ended up listening for over three hours straight before I had to turn it off to get other things done. It's a nice mix of classic rock and alternative rock. I heard everything from Jimi Hendrix, to Stone Temple Pilots.

Back in the 1990's WTBB serving Panama City, FL had a format called Pirate Radio, had a similar mix, that I listened to a lot. They were totally automated and had a quirky non-professional style to reflect the stations name. I still remember one of the ID's "From the top of a tall tower, in the middle of a really big field, Pirate Radio."
Glad you dug it! I like to think of it as an "oh, yeah" format.... 😁👍

Pirate radio would have been cool to check out then.



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