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Re: From All Access this morning (WPFX has been sold)...

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm

TeddyBear wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 am
radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Yeah, WRQN's extremely stale, same songs every single day, with almost no "Oh wow"- type songs, except in the all-'70's and all-80's hour. I want a station that's similar to what Jeff Lamb is doing right now, a little bit of everything from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. A station that plays thousands of songs, with some deep cuts added in. 93.5'S not made any adjustments in months, instead, it's the same 200 songs. I don't see them flipping to classic country as we already have NashIcon and 103.7.
That's the same way I see Mix 98.1 and 101.5- The River. When is the last time we heard "Don't Make Me Over," "Oh Father," "Land of Confusion," "Keep on Movin'," "Somebody's Watching Me," "I Wanna Be a Cowboy," "Pop Goes the World," "Never Tear Us Apart," "Dance Hall Days," "No One is to Blame," "Fast Car," "A Little Respect," etc. I can go on and on. No "wow" factor. Cliff did attempt to add music, but corporate put a stop to that, when he was Q's PD.
Yeah, those are songs that radio seems to almost never play. WRQN used to do the Oh Wow Song of the Day, but that too was dropped by corporate.



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Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:51 am

Anything new on this? Did Haslinger close the deal with Dudley & Associates?


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Post by TeddyBear » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:14 pm

I just heard a supposed paper diary holder compare Amy Davis to Fran Dresher. That is funny. Allot of people hate Fran Dresher's voice, as they know it from "The Nanny." Smart move. Hire an annoying voice. Ratings goldmine!


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Re: From All Access this morning (WPFX has been sold)...

Post by innate-in-you » Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm
TeddyBear wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 am
radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Yeah, WRQN's extremely stale, same songs every single day, with almost no "Oh wow"- type songs, except in the all-'70's and all-80's hour. I want a station that's similar to what Jeff Lamb is doing right now, a little bit of everything from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. A station that plays thousands of songs, with some deep cuts added in. 93.5'S not made any adjustments in months, instead, it's the same 200 songs. I don't see them flipping to classic country as we already have NashIcon and 103.7.
That's the same way I see Mix 98.1 and 101.5- The River. When is the last time we heard "Don't Make Me Over," "Oh Father," "Land of Confusion," "Keep on Movin'," "Somebody's Watching Me," "I Wanna Be a Cowboy," "Pop Goes the World," "Never Tear Us Apart," "Dance Hall Days," "No One is to Blame," "Fast Car," "A Little Respect," etc. I can go on and on. No "wow" factor. Cliff did attempt to add music, but corporate put a stop to that, when he was Q's PD.
Yeah, those are songs that radio seems to almost never play. WRQN used to do the Oh Wow Song of the Day, but that too was dropped by corporate.
WRQN will have a harder road ahead. They've been in the habit of playing what were Top 40 songs about 15-30 years before.

About 1987, Hip Hop swallowed Top 40 whole. Top 40 stations became very rhythmic, white listeners (especially males) tuned out Top 40 en masse.

Now WRQN will have a choice of going "retro hip-hop", competing with extant hip-hop stations, or switching to formats that are non-musical altogether.

"Radio News 93.5 with traffic on the fives" would be much better than WSPD.



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Post by TeddyBear » Fri May 08, 2020 7:17 pm

Totally disagree Inate. Look how many CHR and Adult CHR stations stayed at #1. WNCI comes to mind, as an example. KYKY- Y98 is another. WIXX 101 is yet another. Not a single of these fell in ratings, though the 90's even. Maybe check your facts.


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Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 08, 2020 8:00 pm

One format where Cumulus' track record is pretty strong as a company is Classic Hits.

I suspect WRQN will be fine. They will evolve the music and playlist very gradually. There were plenty of non-hip hop singles that were successes in the 90's, and a decent dose of R&B songs that are appropriate for at-work listening, too.


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Post by radioandtventhusiast » Sat May 09, 2020 4:01 pm

WRQN won't flip formats anytime soon. I think in maybe 5 years, we may start to hear 90's songs on there. I actually did hear "Two Princes" by the Spin Doctors, from 1993 in late 2018 but I'm not sure if it's still on their playlist.



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Post by TeddyBear » Sun May 10, 2020 12:53 am

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 4:01 pm
WRQN won't flip formats anytime soon. I think in maybe 5 years, we may start to hear 90's songs on there. I actually did hear "Two Princes" by the Spin Doctors, from 1993 in late 2018 but I'm not sure if it's still on their playlist.
Agreed. Also, format changes are done in Atlanta. Those are the folks that RQN haters need to be convincing. Same for 106.5, 105.5, etc. Back it up with cashflow statistics, since ratings "don't mean nothing." (Play on words to the Richard Marx song) Seems quite a few here seem to lose this single fact alone.

100.7 never registers in the ratings, yet it stays a format, or formats, that pull no diaries. Same for the almost LPFM 98.3.

When will the armchair PD's reading this learn that radio is no longer about ratings? Especially with Cumulus, which is on the stock market.

Love me/hate me... those are the facts. Keeping it 200%.


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Post by CurlyHoward » Sun May 10, 2020 6:40 pm

innate-in-you wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm

"Radio News 93.5 with traffic on the fives" would be much better than WSPD.
Traffic reports every 10 minutes? In Toledo?



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Post by Deleted User 15299 » Mon May 11, 2020 1:39 pm

93.5 isn't going anyplace! however I would love to see a competitor station to take them on.



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Post by radioandtventhusiast » Mon May 11, 2020 2:11 pm

King Kat 1 wrote:
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93.5 isn't going anyplace! however I would love to see a competitor station to take them on.
I would love to see a station that has over 2,000 songs in rotation. It would beat 93.5's 300 song selection.



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Post by TeddyBear » Tue May 12, 2020 4:24 pm

First off, Toledo has never been a news town. Notice the same exact stories all the time?

Secondly, traffic is not that bad in T-Town, enough for traffic. It might condition listeners to tune out, if no actual updates are there.

Let's go to staffing the station. Do you honestly think Cumulus is going to pay competent people what they would be worth to produce, research and host? NO. Not gonna happen. Ask Bill Stewart.

Do you also believe 13abc and the local bird cage liner are going to be accurate? NO again.

It's flat out a bad idea for any station in this market.


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Re: From All Access this morning (WPFX has been sold)...

Post by WOHO » Thu May 14, 2020 12:58 am

I like the idea of a 97.3 Fox station with a 2000 song library- Cumulus is too cheap to do that with any of their stations, 107.7 is the only one that would have a chance.



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