What's Wrong with WPAT 8030 AM ?
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    What's Wrong with WPAT 8030 AM ?

    trying to listen to WPAT 930 AM as they were playing more music oldies...the sound is orful both on the air and streaming...

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    WPAT plays music to fill up unsold airtime. Keeping something on the air is more important than how good it sounds.

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    three words - "Oldies 930 - WPATAM" - it is the perfect AM station to do a 50-60's oldies format in - PERIOD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreajesus View Post
    three words - "Oldies 930 - WPATAM" - it is the perfect AM station to do a 50-60's oldies format in - PERIOD!
    As long as it's owned by Multicultural Broadcasting, it's never going to happen.

    But I bet if you put together a credible offer of $10 million, you might get it, and then you could play any music you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    As long as it's owned by Multicultural Broadcasting, it's never going to happen.

    But I bet if you put together a credible offer of $10 million, you might get it, and then you could play any music you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    As long as it's owned by Multicultural Broadcasting, it's never going to happen.

    But I bet if you put together a credible offer of $10 million, you might get it, and then you could play any music you want.
    oh if i had that kind of money.....but the frequency is perfect for a 50-60's oldies format....or any kind of oldies format....

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreajesus View Post
    oh if i had that kind of money.....but the frequency is perfect for a 50-60's oldies format....or any kind of oldies format....
    You personally don't have to have that kind of money. In Seattle, a University was selling its radio station for $7 million. A community group got organized and raised the $7 million among themselves from fans of the station and fans of the format. They bought the station from the University, and are currently running it as an independent community-owned station. The same thing happened with WFMU in New Jersey.

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    I love the oldies as much as anyone, but do we really think 50s and 60s music is going to be on the radio until the last baby boomer is in the ground? Previous generations didn't have that expectation

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    I love the oldies as much as anyone, but do we really think 50s and 60s music is going to be on the radio until the last baby boomer is in the ground? Previous generations didn't have that expectation
    I'm still hearing 60s on the local Classic Hits and Classic Rock stations. The last time I checked, that was pretty widespread. Any thoughts as to when they might be gone completely? I was 51 when they got rid of pre-Beatles. Now, I'm nearly 65. Are there really that many people in their 40s and 50s who want to hear music they can't remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreajesus View Post
    oh if i had that kind of money.....but the frequency is perfect for a 50-60's oldies format....or any kind of oldies format....
    This raises the question of whether music on an AM station has any chance of success in an advertiser-supported world.

    If I (rarely) want to hear 50's or 60's oldies, I ask Alexa for a dose... or, if I am in the car, I find the Sirius / XM options.
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