I saw this post on the Dentist's Board and Bob T wrote about WCBS-FM and the elimination of the 60's music. Here's what it says:
Hearing from reliable sources that WCBS-FM has begun the complete phase out of 1960s music.
Same unproven link between demos and sales figures at fault.
Aside from the fiasco that was "Jack", 101.1 has had Top 5 ratings for a decade.
Guess they'd rather invite lower ratings in exchange for the dubious possibility they can sell through better.
Say goodbye to classic Motown, Beatles, British Invasion, Beach Boys and Four Seasons.
Wonder if there's any dial position left for this heritage music?
That must be a bad move for WCBS-FM. They removed the music from 1960-69 including Lesley Gore, Roy Orbison, the Beatles, a lot of Motown stars like Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Martha & The Vandellas, the Marvelettes and just to name a few other great Motown artists of the 60's as well as a few soul stuff for example "La-La Means I Love You" by the Delfonics, "Yes I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason and others and let's not forget Barbra Streisand with her first hit "People" from "Funny Girl".
I love 60's music as well as the 50's music. I've been a longtime CBS-FM listener for years going back to the 1980's and 1990's when CBS-FM was still an oldies station under the realm of Joe McCoy who ruled the station for a long time as the Program Director.
As of now, you can hear oldies elsewhere that fans of the old WCBS-FM might end up. We got WGNY-FM "Fox Oldies" at 98.9 in the Hudson Valley, WMTR in Morristown, NJ and WROW's "Magic 590" in Albany. All three stations still plays the oldies. WCBS-FM is the first station to get rid of the entire decade of the 1960's to make way for more 70's and 80's and of course someday, it will add 90's music in the mix. Will have more to come as it happens. What a sad to see WCBS-FM getting rid of 60's music completely. The 60's has coming to an end.