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    Quote Originally Posted by AM/FMRAINMAN View Post
    Hi David. i noticed WOGL lags behind the other classic hit stations regarding the updating of the music. I was just wondering what is the average center years for most classic hits stations. You said WOGL is 1982-1984 centered. I was just wondering as the past year and a half, they def progressed in the years by focusing on the 80s instead of the 70s.
    Shifts don't happen "automatically". Major market stations do research, and they test what they play and what they might play against their core target. That target is likely centered on 35-54, and who they test might even be something like 35-49.

    Some "newer" songs are tested each time, as well as all the likely prospects in the era they are playing.

    The difference with WOGL is in the early fringe cuts. They have small batch of slow-rotating songs that are older than many/most classic hits stations play, but the core of the library based on total plays, is around 1982... just like similar stations.
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    Thank you for confirming David.
    In regards to the 80s Block Party. I thought it was just the same 80s songs they play, with a few 80s that are not currently in their playlist. It was nothing really special. On the other hand, BEN FM was really digging deep into the 80s and 90s. They were playing songs that have not been heard in a long time. Does BEN FM have a larger playlist then WOGL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    I don't know the answer to this, but yes you are correct. I think it's based on the concept of providing exclusive content for subscribers, rather than simply being a music distribution service like Pandora and the other streaming platforms. It's about providing value to people who pay for the service. In OTA, it's similar to the view in public radio, for the same reason.
    One thing about repeats on Sirius, is you're covering all of the time zones in North America. Morning drive on the east coast is 3 AM on the west. You have to throw the rules about dayparts out the window. I think one of the reasons they repeat a lot of shows is to catch people in all of the time zones.

    That's not to say that I like it. 80's on 8 repeats the countdowns so often that I feel like I hear the same 4 songs in the same order every time I get in the car.

    But I use them for a different purpose than I use my local radio station. Your comparison to public radio is apt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavis View Post
    That's not to say that I like it. 80's on 8 repeats the countdowns so often that I feel like I hear the same 4 songs in the same order every time I get in the car.
    I agree...those who complain about repetition on OTA radio should listen to those channels on Sirius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    I agree...those who complain about repetition on OTA radio should listen to those channels on Sirius.
    And they should understand that twenty-some million persons are paying a monthly fee to get exactly what Sirius has to offer.
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    They absolutely should. And shows like The Pulse morning snow cover the time zones pretty well. They repeat some content, but not all, and mix it up a bit. I don’t recall how often their countdown replays, but I don’t think it’s eight times.

    They’re delivering what brings in the subscriptions. Kudos to them.

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