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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote regulus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2012 at 1:34pm
DJ Voiceovers over a song have always been a pet peeve of mine, but now they seem to have taken it one step further. They will do a voiceover while the Beginning of a song plays, but when he stops yammering the song stops, and is replaced by a COMMERCIAL. Angry (It's bad enough that Commercial Breaks on TV are long, the ones on the Radio are EVEN WORSE, I once drove a distance of 5 miles from my House to Church, the speed limit was 40 MPH, and I was stopped at 3 of the six Stoplights along the way, and the Station played NOTHING BUT COMMERCIALS. I have to admit if I were a DJ I probably wouldn't last very long if I did this, but whenever a Commercial Break would come on I would actually tell the Listeners HOW LONG the upcoming break is, after all we all have BETTER Things to do than listen to long Commercial Breaks.
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i grew up in the 70's and 80's, so i heard a lot of classic rock when it was new.  now that about all classic rock stations play the same 15 songs over and over again, i can no longer tolerate music from that time in my life.  sweet home alabama?  turn the station.  back in black?  turn the station.  dream weaver?  etc.  

even my beloved pink floyd - you only hear the handful from the wall and that is IT.  this is why i never listen to classic.  even the request hour every afternoon - i wonder if they aren't radio employees who have the day off that call in - "hey, i'd love to hear some walk this way!"  like they never play it.  like it wasn't the last song played before the request hour began.  it's ridiculous.  i realize radio stations have their playlists and they have to adhere to them, but i find it hard to believe even the most die hard fans keep them tuned in to hear bohemian rhapsody for the zillionth time.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote regulus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 1:08am
It all has to do with MONEY. Unhappy Probably simular to why TV Stations do "Block Programming". Play a minimal amount of songs to avoid paying royalties, and listeners like us get SCREWED! Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote eat at joe's Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 2:56am
i'm not sure how much royalties play into it - every station must pay out the whazoo with BMI, ASCAP, etc.  maybe program directors stuck in the dark ages - convinced if you play one song different from the usual playlist, you'll run listeners off.  
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Back in the '80s and '90s, when 'oldies' stations still included music from the pre-Beatles era, on long weekends, a lot of stations would do countdowns of the top 300/400/500 songs(basically every song in their library)..even if their usual playlists only included about 100 songs. Most 'classic rock' stations today might have only 50-75 songs!
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Originally posted by BrianO BrianO wrote:

Most 'classic rock' stations today might have only 50-75 songs!

that's very true.  a lot of stations only have around 100 songs.  one local station near me (they play the same songs from the 80's on up over and over) switch to all christmas music at thanksgiving - and i heard on good authority they didn't have 100 songs in rotation.  it was great that first weekend, but after that - yeesh.  enough!  
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A local "classic rock" station fits the stereotype disscussed in this topic. I doubt their playlist contains anywhere near 100 songs. I call it the AC/DC station. You can count on 1 of 6 or 7 AC/DC selections every hour along with 30 minutes of obnoxous commercials. I intentionaly did not call AC/DC selections songs. I will never consider "screaming" to be singing.
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

A local "classic rock" station fits the stereotype disscussed in this topic. I doubt their playlist contains anywhere near 100 songs. I call it the AC/DC station. You can count on 1 of 6 or 7 AC/DC selections every hour along with 30 minutes of obnoxous commercials. I intentionaly did not call AC/DC selections songs. I will never consider "screaming" to be singing.
 
I was perusing the list of streaming audio stations on IHeartRadio this morning, and noticed a station that plays only the Beatles and the Stones.  I thought about it, and figured it might be OK.  Good chance they don't just play the Beatles/Stones stuff that we've heard a million times before.  Maybe there's even some rare stuff.
 
edit:  I just tuned in, and they're playing Hey JudeNot what I'd hoped for.
 
Now it's Let it Be.  Christ almighty.  Like I ever need to hear that song again.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

A local "classic rock" station fits the stereotype disscussed in this topic. I doubt their playlist contains anywhere near 100 songs. I call it the AC/DC station. You can count on 1 of 6 or 7 AC/DC selections every hour along with 30 minutes of obnoxous commercials. I intentionaly did not call AC/DC selections songs. I will never consider "screaming" to be singing.
 
I was perusing the list of streaming audio stations on IHeartRadio this morning, and noticed a station that plays only the Beatles and the Stones.  I thought about it, and figured it might be OK.  Good chance they don't just play the Beatles/Stones stuff that we've heard a million times before.  Maybe there's even some rare stuff.
 
edit:  I just tuned in, and they're playing Hey JudeNot what I'd hoped for.
 
Now it's Let it Be.  Christ almighty.  Like I ever need to hear that song again.
 
 
I know what you mean. It seems the most popular Beatles (and most other artist's) songs tend to be my least favorite. Let me guess. The next song on their playlist was Get Back.
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As I recall, they switched over to the Stones.  To their credit, they played the Stones' cover of Under the Boardwalk.
 
 
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