Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format
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    Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    We have had new rhythmic ac's come out in the past two years.  Austin got its "Jammin" back on 103.1 after a 4 year hiatus last year, Hot 96.9 in Boston came on at the beginning of this year, and Heartbeat 106.7 in Little Rock debuted to compete with longtime urban ac KOKY due to that station's DATED sound.  While places like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fresno, Denver and Bakersfield have maintained rhythmic ac's for the longest time, other places like San Antonio and Albuquerque have lost theirs with no replacement.  In special cases, Sacramento's KHYL leans a bit urban, while KKBA in Corpus Christi is a rhythmic ac but it bills as simply an "AC."

    Places that have never had one:
    Amarillo
    Lubbock
    Salt Lake
    Reno
    Tampa/St. Petersburg - urban ac WTMP bit the dust, but they can always use a rhythmic ac if an urban ac is not tried again here

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    Amarillo TX had one for a short time KBZD Energy 99-7. It lasted for a year. Salt Lake City had one too KYMV Movin 100.7. The station flipped between Rhythmic AC, CHR and back to Rhythmic AC one last time before the flip to 80's Adult Hits Rewind. Im surprised Albuquerque doesnt have one. For years it was on 95.1 under Sunny and then Hot.

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    Quote Originally Posted by bringbackradio
    While places like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fresno, Denver and Bakersfield have maintained rhythmic ac's for the longest time
    What Rhythmic AC is still on the air in Phoenix? Movin' 97.5 moved away (pun fully intended) from this sound even before it became Hot 97.5. And as Hot 97.5, they've been Adult CHR, Dance-leaning CHR and Mainstream CHR (anything I'm forgetting).

    If you're thinking of Mega 104.3 - they've always been a Rhythmic Oldies station.

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    KYOT Eva 95.5 is a Gold Based Rhythmic AC/Oldies station. They play New Wave hits and some crossover hits like Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle. Honestly both Mega and Eva sound the same

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    Quote Originally Posted by wdb2003
    KYOT Eva 95.5 is a Gold Based Rhythmic AC/Oldies station. They play New Wave hits and some crossover hits like Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle. Honestly both Mega and Eva sound the same
    LOL - I had completely forgotten about Eva.

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    Columbus, Ohio. WNCI is mainstream pop. The hip-hop station has a weaker signal and avoids most non-urban rhythmic dance/pop music. Nothing in between that I know of, no rhythmic or rhythmic-leaning pop station.

    South Bend and surrounding areas, Indiana. WSMK has a weak signal. In fact, most stations there seemed to have weak signals when I was there in 2008.

    Chicago area. WBBM and WKSC are rhythmic-leaning pop and therefore seem to mostly focus on newer music. WTMX, however, plays a lot of rhythmic-leaning music for a hot AC station.

    SiriusXM satellite radio. The pop channels seem to only play new music. The Pulse has a rock lean. The Blend might be too soft for some people. Rhythmic-leaning pop songs from 2000 to 2012 don't seem to really have a very good home on satellite radio, especially if the Pop2K channel isn't on your radio. Maybe once every couple hours The Heat or BPM will play a song from several years ago. Other than that, I don't know.

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    Count Wichita on that list. We had one on KMXW ("Magic 92.3") from 2004-February 2007, when it went Classic Country. From what I remember, it was very gold-leaning (mostly 70s and 80s) with no currents. Kansas City could be on that list as well, since they have never had a Rhythmic AC, just an Urban Oldies-turned Urban AC.

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    Re: Markets that are Void of Rhythmic AC/Oldies format

    Quote Originally Posted by bringbackradio
    We have had new rhythmic ac's come out in the past two years. Austin got its "Jammin" back on 103.1 after a 4 year hiatus last year, Hot 96.9 in Boston came on at the beginning of this year, and Heartbeat 106.7 in Little Rock debuted to compete with longtime urban ac KOKY due to that station's DATED sound. While places like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fresno, Denver and Bakersfield have maintained rhythmic ac's for the longest time, other places like San Antonio and Albuquerque have lost theirs with no replacement. In special cases, Sacramento's KHYL leans a bit urban, while KKBA in Corpus Christi is a rhythmic ac but it bills as simply an "AC."

    Places that have never had one:
    Amarillo
    Lubbock
    Salt Lake
    Reno
    Tampa/St. Petersburg - urban ac WTMP bit the dust, but they can always use a rhythmic ac if an urban ac is not tried again here
    Lubbock did have one, 103.5 JAMZ, KAMZ. It did not stay in the format very long. It was in 2003 I think.

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