Originally Posted by cinredsfan2000
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stairway to heaven
I know the classic rock station here around Albany ,N.Y is terrible same stale playlist of classic rock songs since they came out in the 70's
Now don't get me wrong i love me some classic rock as much as the next person but c'mon Foghat ,Lynyrd Skynyrd must have put out other songs other than slow ride,and free bird right Maybe somebody can explain why on a lot of classic rock stations they don't play some of the bands other songs other than there "hits
For the most part, it's due to the fact that conglomerates are now able to purchase multiple radio stations in a given market thanks to de-regulation, which offers no incentive to be innovative at all. It's very rare that program directors have as much free reign as they used to back in the heyday of "Mainstream Rock" radio.
The irony of this is that stations that specialize in "Classic Rock" today have much smaller playlists of "Classic Rock" than they did back in the day when Rock Radio meant "mainstream AOR"--New Rock and
Classic Rock in the same format.