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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg. View Post
    I notice the WISX website now uses the phrase "Mix 106.1 - Variety from the 80s, 90s and now." So this is more than just a temporary move while WBEB and WOGL are in Christmas mode.

    Unusual for a Hot AC to add 80s music, since most Hot AC stations are aiming at a younger audience, too young to remember the 80s.
    Exactly. This isn't simply slipping a few songs into the playlist. Imaging, website, even the voicetracks from Ryan Seacrest and Mario Lopez have been updated to reflect the 80s add-ins. Leads me to believe the station is tweaking a bit and the songs will stay post-Christmas.

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groove1670 View Post
    The key is selected 80's. The songs that test well across many demos. Madonna, Bon Jovi, Prince, Benetar..etc.
    Journey. Don't forget Journey

  3. #13
    Keep in mind some stations will make slight changes to freshen up the playlist.
    96.3 Demopolis AL.
    100.5 Meridian Mississippi.

    92.5 Frisco City/Monroeville

  4. #14
    Does this mean that WISX is moving towards mainstream AC where it will compete with WBEB and to a lesser extent, WJBR?

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by atthestars View Post
    True, after the first round of mostly failed 80s stations, we've seen All-80s stations pop back up in San Francisco, Miami, Albuquerque, State College, and Tulsa. Testing for 80s songs looking strong again?
    There is a school of thought that the eighties are the last viable oldies format. We'll see.

  6. #16
    En Vogue started in 1990, so why do they classify as 80's?

  7. #17
    Might just be that our Hot AC is feeling some stress because we have two Top 40's. That's three stations playing a lot of the same music. It certainly makes more sense for WISX to compete with WBEB than to compete in the Top 40 space (which could potentially cut into their own sister, Q102).

  8. #18
    106.1 The River in Knoxville,TN still plays lots of 80's and they're Hot AC. Maybe a little top 40 leaning because of the heavy selection of rap music in their playlist.

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