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    Question Hot 96.9 One Year On

    What do you think of how they evolved? They seem to play more "Throwbacks" now than when they first signed on. They seem to be a pretty good station overall and I have caught radios in the area tuning into them vs. Jam'n 94.5.

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    Thought it went Spanish Religion Hip Hop that crashed.

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    I remember in August of 2013 when they had a full Urban throwback setup. It wasn't the largest, but it was a well-done set. They even did monthly updates to the throwback tracks to keep it from getting stale. But with it's current state, I would say it's a mixed bag. I think there was a big change in November of 2013 where they decided to put a lot of dance material of this decade in their to balance out the throwbacks, but I personally find them stale imo, and doesn't help that they play the same of those tracks more than twice a day. I wouldn't mind this if there was a big playlist.

    The throwbacks in general have been very odd. Like, there will be very good throwbacks in the mix, but the number of tracks they can play are quite limited, so you won't be able to hear certain favorites too. It doesn't help that they now wait 2+ months to switch around their throwbacks. Here's an example, Aaliyah and Destiny's Child's music, a staple of this type of format have not been played on this station for a good 4 months now. There are tracks that they have played exactly one year ago, and haven't touched them a year later. Even worse, there are literally no 80's tracks in the mix at all, and focus more on the 2000's throwbacks, and while there are 90's music, there really should be a lot more than what their playing.

    The currents while not bad seem to be a bit off, like, in January they added Right There, and Do What You Want on the playlist, which makes sense for the sound, but thing is, Right There has already flopped by the time they added it, so their not very good at keeping up with the hits.

    I honestly think that a bigger playlist would solve all these issues and make station way less repetitive. The other stations Greater Media has owned, WBOS (Alternative) WMJX (AC), have huge playlists for a good reason because of this, so why can't this one? One thing this station does have that make it stand out from other RAC's are the street tracks they throw in. There not many but are a nice addition I would like to see expanded with the other genres. This type of station begs for a huge playlist, and would be a lot better for it.

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    I remember in August of 2013 when they had a full Urban throwback setup. It wasn't the largest, but it was a well-done set. They even did monthly updates to the throwback tracks to keep it from getting stale. But with it's current state, I would say it's a mixed bag. I think there was a big change in November of 2013 where they decided to put a lot of dance material of this decade in their to balance out the throwbacks, but I personally find them stale imo, and doesn't help that they play the same of those tracks more than twice a day. I wouldn't mind this if there was a big playlist.

    The throwbacks in general have been very odd. Like, there will be very good throwbacks in the mix, but the number of tracks they can play are quite limited, so you won't be able to hear certain favorites too. It doesn't help that they now wait 2+ months to switch around their throwbacks. Here's an example, Aaliyah and Destiny's Child's music, a staple of this type of format have not been played on this station for a good 4 months now. There are tracks that they have played exactly one year ago, and haven't touched them a year later. Even worse, there are literally no 80's tracks in the mix at all, and focus more on the 2000's throwbacks, and while there are 90's music, there really should be a lot more than what their playing.

    The currents while not bad seem to be a bit off, like, in January they added Right There, and Do What You Want on the playlist, which makes sense for the sound, but thing is, Right There has already flopped by the time they added it, so their not very good at keeping up with the hits.

    I honestly think that a bigger playlist would solve all these issues and make station way less repetitive. The other stations Greater Media has owned, WBOS (Alternative) WMJX (AC), have huge playlists for a good reason because of this, so why can't this one? One thing this station does have that make it stand out from other RAC's are the street tracks they throw in. There not many but are a nice addition I would like to see expanded with the other genres. This type of station begs for a huge playlist, and would be a lot better for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    WBOS (Alternative) WMJX (AC), have huge playlists for a good reason because of this, so why can't this one?
    When did WBOS introduce this huge playlist??
    Last edited by BOZ Profit; 02-27-2014 at 02:06 PM. Reason: fix quote close tag

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    Besides what they play now, all they need to do is play (all new) Urban AC music, and they'll be all set

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    So how exactly does new urban AC music fit their format? Oh that's right, it would fit your tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidZ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    WBOS (Alternative) WMJX (AC), have huge playlists for a good reason because of this, so why can't this one?
    When did WBOS introduce this huge playlist??
    Or WMJX??
    Last edited by BOZ Profit; 02-27-2014 at 02:08 PM. Reason: fixed close tag

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    What the hell is wrong with you people, all the time i respond or create a topic, you all pick on me. Bash and pick on someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. JAROME_CALVIN View Post

    What the hell is wrong with you people, all the time i respond or create a topic, you all pick on me. Bash and pick on someone else.
    Lauro, everyone is entitled to an opinion.

    Almost EVERY post of yours seems to repeat the same things. Adult Urban Contemporary...and syndicated programs.

    Continually suggesting firing local DJ's and replacing them with generic nationally fed shows is not going to make you popular with the radio pros in Boston.

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