Re: Album Oriented Rock (AOR)--A dying radio format.
Originally Posted by Dave Collins
Dom, I see you are down in my old stumping ground. My stream is actually a tribute to the "old" 98ROCK (and a few others that are gone). I don't know how long you've lived there, but a station across the bay in Bradenton, where my folks still live, used to be the "easy listening" station back in the early 80's. I worked on the AM country station and every 3 hours we had to go into the hall and change the big music reels on the FM automation that all the old folks listened to. I heard a few years ago that it was now the Classic Rock station. Really funny how things change. It's something else now. Apparently classic rock is back in Tampa on not one but two frequencies piped in from NYC and one of the jocks used to be on the old heritage rocker WPLJ...
Classic Rock format ‘Thunder’ comes back to Tampa Bay radio
I would be interested in getting your take since you live there. Are they doing something unique and true to the format or is this the same old mindless corporate format?
One thing I like about 105.9 is the years they cover- you'll hear some old Rolling Stones, then they'll play Bryan Adams. You hear the singles, of course, but it's refreshing to not be stuck in one decade. There's Stevie Ray Vaughn, CCR, Floyd....
I actually like 107.3 The Eagle- You'll hear more Zeppelin and Leppard (Glad to see someone putting them together).
It would be cool if we could get a station to play 90% hits and then drop in 10% deeper cuts.
But I'll take the four decades span they've been doing recently- I want to listen all week at work and not hear too many repeats.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg