Re: Album Oriented Rock (AOR)--A dying radio format.
I think the problem with the notion of AOR has been come to be associated with Classic Rock, mainly because the radio stations that played that format never adapted to keep up with new trends in rock music. For example, the rock radio stations in Cleveland seemed to stop adding new music to their play lists the moment grunge came out. All the sudden, their format went from AOR to Classic Rock, almost as if it were an excuse not to have to play grunge. Of course, I'll give them a listen every once in a while and it seems now that they're trying to rectify that by working in newer artists, but unfortunately, by new they mean Nickelback.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.