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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by radioman148 View Post
    Sure, why not? Make sure he gets the needle on the right spot on those BIG electrical transcriptions.
    Wait a minute--this is Chicago. Don't you have to have an AFM member running the turntables? The ghost of Petrillo may be watching!
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  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by oldiesfan6479 View Post
    Wait a minute--this is Chicago. Don't you have to have an AFM member running the turntables? The ghost of Petrillo may be watching!
    The AFM long ago required stations to have a studio orchestra or band if they were going to play recorded music. But they did not represent, as far as I can find, technicians and board ops. That was often the IBEW or similar unions.

    I do not know about the Citadel stations, but there are other Chicago stations that are combo operations or even all automated.
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    I'm trying to picture "Boogie Check" with 60 year old callers, as opposed the pre-teens that were calling in the 70s. At second thought, no.
    Quote Originally Posted by KayJayJay View Post
    Honestly, do any of us still want to be entertained in the way a John Landecker or Robert Murphy did in our youth? Our views, our tastes, what's now important has all changed with age. What we want from a radio station has changed too. Example, Lujack and Edwards. I loved Animal Stories on WLS as a kid. Have all the albums. But that same feature, twenty years later on WRLL was painful to sit through. Tedium personified. Sometimes it is better to just play the music.

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Maybe it's time to try something else.
    And here's your something else in both cases - as I indicated earlier in the thread, BOTH Parker and Thomas have CONSIDERABLE experience in the classic hits format - BOTH are also experienced programmers (Parker having been a PD at KLDE in Houston) - I say give them a chance!

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    The AFM long ago required stations to have a studio orchestra or band if they were going to play recorded music. But they did not represent, as far as I can find, technicians and board ops. That was often the IBEW or similar unions.

    I do not know about the Citadel stations, but there are other Chicago stations that are combo operations or even all automated.

    I thought most of the top market clusters had a CWA or IBEW person on the premises 24 / 7, in case something gone wrong. Several missed commercials or a couple of quarter hours of no PPM would make this expense seem minor.

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