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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott2013 View Post
    I once heard oldies format Majic 105.7 (WMJI in Cleveland) play "Life's a Dance" by John Michael Montgomery.
    Very unusual. There were several country hits that crossed over to AC in the '90s but that wasn't one of them. I remember hearing Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Passionate Kisses" on AC WRCH in its day, which was fine because it was more power pop than country in its production and overall sound. The Judds' "Love Can Build a Bridge" was another, again not obtrusive in an AC context, having more in common with pop ballads like Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" than with straight-on country. The Montgomery hit, I think, is a little too twangy for an oldies station, especially in a Northern market.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    The Greenwood song was played early last month. That's why it stuck in my mind. When I was up in that area again this past weekend, the format seemed a bit more focused -- mainly '70s and '80s uptempo pop and rock-oriented hits, a few '90s tunes mixed in, no R&B, no disco, no MOR.
    I don't know how uptempo you mean, but WEZV mixes all those styles. "Free Falling" by Tom Petty, "Take It on the Run" and "Keep on Loving You" by REO Speedwagon, "Little Red Corvette" by Prince and a number of John Cougar Mellencamp songs are there. Those aren't really uptempo except for the fact the station tries to give the impression of being "lite". I wasn't aware you were talking about a station that normally leans rock, but there is such a thing.

    Though WXRC in Charlotte NC is one of those rock-oriented stations and I've heard Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye.

    Classic rock WRFX plays "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.

  3. #23
    I'm going to list one for WEZV. Everything else can probably be justified, but for a station trying to give the impression of being "Lite", there's no excuse for "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart.

    Although "Little Red Corvette" is a curious choice for any station trying to be "lite".

    Also, "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips on a former America's Best Music station which still uses that slogan and the theme music. Some of the true standards aren't played as much, but other than that it's pretty much the same as it was, with a few AC songs that weren't there before. But the pounding drums on this song really don't fit.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by vchimpanzee View Post
    I'm going to list one for WEZV. Everything else can probably be justified, but for a station trying to give the impression of being "Lite", there's no excuse for "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart.

    Although "Little Red Corvette" is a curious choice for any station trying to be "lite"..
    Both songs have been acceptable to audiences targeted by "lite" (AC) stations for nearly 20 years.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Both songs have been acceptable to audiences targeted by "lite" (AC) stations for nearly 20 years.
    AC, maybe, but this is soft AC.

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