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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by eriedj View Post
    Saw a story yesterday where sister WOMC-FM in Detroit has also dropped the 90's. Both Philadelphia and Detroit have sister AC's for the 90's.
    Now nobody plays more 80's than WOGL. I guess this was an Entercom decision? No more '60'-'80's hits. Then again, they just about dropped the '60's.
    WOGL is most likely trying to reinvent themselves. Breakfast club is awful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbirdmike View Post
    Now nobody plays more 80's than WOGL.
    I think Ben FM may beg to differ. After driving a little towards the 90s, they seem to have settled heavily back into an 80s rut since Beasley took over.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    That would seem to indicate it's going to be very difficult to move the Classic Hits/Classic Rock format forward past the 80s
    Classic hits stations should remain 60's, 70's and 80's, period. No need for 90's tunes at all. While the 90's are 25 years ago, they sound to "modern" to be considered music that would fit a classic hits format. KRTH made the mistake of venturing into that territory. There are way too many genres in the 90's to make it a viable choice for classic hits stations. And on top of that, stations are making the moves to "newer" classics too fast. Years ago, it took oldies stations many years (even a decade or two) to move beyond the 50's, 60's and 70's. What's the rush today?? There are still plenty of 70's and 80's left to play!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldies76 View Post
    Classic hits stations should remain 60's, 70's and 80's, period. No need for 90's tunes at all. While the 90's are 25 years ago, they sound to "modern" to be considered music that would fit a classic hits format. KRTH made the mistake of venturing into that territory. There are way too many genres in the 90's to make it a viable choice for classic hits stations. And on top of that, stations are making the moves to "newer" classics too fast. Years ago, it took oldies stations many years (even a decade or two) to move beyond the 50's, 60's and 70's. What's the rush today?? There are still plenty of 70's and 80's left to play!
    I $u$pect many rea$on$ to $neak in $ome 90$ tune$ i$ to lure in $ome of the younger money demographic$. It'$ ea$ier to $ell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldies76 View Post
    Classic hits stations should remain 60's, 70's and 80's, period. No need for 90's tunes at all. While the 90's are 25 years ago, they sound to "modern" to be considered music that would fit a classic hits format. KRTH made the mistake of venturing into that territory. There are way too many genres in the 90's to make it a viable choice for classic hits stations. And on top of that, stations are making the moves to "newer" classics too fast. Years ago, it took oldies stations many years (even a decade or two) to move beyond the 50's, 60's and 70's. What's the rush today?? There are still plenty of 70's and 80's left to play!
    K-Earth was Oldies in 1972, making the oldest songs 17 years old. By that reasoning, the oldest songs now should be from 2001!

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by oldies76 View Post
    There are still plenty of 70's and 80's left to play!
    The 20-year-old CHR listener in 1988 is 50 years old now, only five years away from becoming poison to advertisers. Not only is '60s and '70s music becoming increasingly unplayable, '80s music is getting pretty long in the tooth, too. At some point, classic hits stations are going to have to find a way to get the '90s into the format, or just chuck everything before 1990 and go whole-hog '90s/'00s. Even that may not work because of the animosity between the rhythmic/hip-hop and rock/pop camps. The musical middle ground has disappeared.

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    90s Classic Hip Hop has been a flash in the pan, 80s/90s country is doing OK in some markets but not others, and 90s pop? Good luck on finding enough titles folks can agree on.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    90s Classic Hip Hop has been a flash in the pan, 80s/90s country is doing OK in some markets but not others, and 90s pop? Good luck on finding enough titles folks can agree on.
    It's a huge problem. People who grew up on '60s Top 40 could accept "Respect" and "Get Off My Cloud" on the same station 20 years later. People who grew up on '90s CHR, because they had a choice back then when CHR split into rock and rhythmic, most likely won't stand for "When I Come Around" and "Baby Got Back" on the same station today. But is the answer to just simply keep playing the '70s and '80s? Sooner or later, both types of '90s music fans will desire their own classic hits stations (and advertisers will want to keep reaching them) and they're not going to accept their parents' and grandparents' music as a substitute.

  9. #29
    They might, they might not. Tastes change over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbrahamJSimpson View Post
    They might, they might not. Tastes change over time.
    I don't. Why should they?

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