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    Quote Originally Posted by iamarussianpirate View Post
    You forgot to mention that Entercom also had the luxury of knowing for months what they were going to do formatically which helps. Whoever their research co was that found that hole in the market knew what they were doing. I definitely didn't think this was a viable format, and so far it looks like it might be. I say might, because while the 6+ numbers look good for KSWD they ignore some potential long-term issues...namely that 48% of their AQH persons are age 55+. When half of your audience is older than most avail demos, that's a bad thing. They're sitting at #11t Women 25-54 in prime in March behind such female powerhouses as KISW and KIRO-FM. My point here is that 6+ numbers mean nothing (if I say it enough, maybe it will sink in), and it's way too early to judge whether or not the flip was a success or mistake.

    On the Hubbard angle, they saw minor growth in March and still have a LOT of wood to chop with KNUC. That said, I don't understand why people on this board think they impulsively jumped into a format-of-the-week situation. Everyone knew that if/when KMPS left country someone was going to fill that hole. iHeart had plans to take a station country but Hubbard flipped the switch before iHeart even had control of KJAQ and KZOK. They rightfully saw that the rock format wasn't working on 98.9 and that country was a good compliment to their group, and they got it done quickly. Of course it's going to take KNUC longer to ramp up because Entercom had a 6-month head start in planning. Point being, it's still too early to judge either of these stations. Give it another year and then we'll know.
    Those observations are valid, and the numbers are correct.

    My point was a simple comparison of the respective station launches. Entercom's launch was indeed a more a calculated move that was well thought-out. Whereas Marc Kaye opted to make secrecy more paramount than getting it right from the start.

    By the numbers it will probably take longer than a year for most to judge whether the moves were right. In my opinion, which is based on more than just the ratings, be it 6+, 18-49 or 25-54, both moves made were right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Remind me why it took so long to get the morning show in place. Maybe I missed what you said.
    As I asked, how do you know there will be a marketing campaign when the morning show arrives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQH View Post
    As I asked, how do you know there will be a marketing campaign when the morning show arrives?
    As was pointed out, they've already begun running a rather generic TV ad. There's a version of that ad that can be customized with the morning show once they're in town.

    But the other thing I know about Tim Leary is he does a lot of public appearances and community activities. People will get to know him very soon.

    Also, in addition to the station social media pages, there will be specific social media for the morning show. Not unusual, but it's just another way Tim & crew will interact directly with the audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crainbebo View Post
    How many of those KSWD listeners are below age 40? Just asking. I'm guessing most of the Sound's listeners are in the 45-55 age bracket, leaning older. .
    40-54 is a perfectly salable demo. It does not matter if there is spillage into 55+, as long as the 35-54 or 40-54 numbers are strong. Advertisers looking for the full spectrum of 25-54 ("The" sales demo) will buy stations on the young side, the high side and the middle to optimize campaign reach.
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    What I would like to know, and I doubt anyone on this board can give me an answer on this, is why KSWD hasn't rounded out the airstaff yet. There's no staff on the weekends with the exception of Delilah's syndicated show, and no airstaff after 3 on weekdays, while KNUC has a full airstaff in place, even though the morning show hasn't debuted yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    As was pointed out, they've already begun running a rather generic TV ad. There's a version of that ad that can be customized with the morning show once they're in town.

    But the other thing I know about Tim Leary is he does a lot of public appearances and community activities. People will get to know him very soon.

    Also, in addition to the station social media pages, there will be specific social media for the morning show. Not unusual, but it's just another way Tim & crew will interact directly with the audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdavcav View Post
    What I would like to know, and I doubt anyone on this board can give me an answer on this, is why KSWD hasn't rounded out the airstaff yet. There's no staff on the weekends with the exception of Delilah's syndicated show, and no airstaff after 3 on weekdays, while KNUC has a full airstaff in place, even though the morning show hasn't debuted yet.
    Entercom is looking for someone to be the program director and do the afternoon shift. An experienced programmer of a Soft or Mainstream AC from back in the day will likely sound really old and probably doesn't want to be on the air. Not to mention, maybe they're negotiating with someone already. If you want a direct answer, call Dave Richards.

    Comparing those two stations is anything but apples to apples. Lisa Adams has never programmed a Country station before, and it's her fourth or fifth position at Hubbard Seattle. If Marc Kaye did an honest search for an experienced Country PD, he would likely still be interviewing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQH View Post
    Entercom is looking for someone to be the program director and do the afternoon shift. An experienced programmer of a Soft or Mainstream AC from back in the day will likely sound really old and probably doesn't want to be on the air....
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