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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg. View Post
    WNEW-FM HD2 is currently Smooth Jazz. I have it on in my kitchen, since I don't have a computer there. So it's something I enjoy, even though the playlist is fairly limited.

    The other day, it played "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" by Crystal Gayle, an odd choice for Smooth Jazz. I'm surprised I hadn't heard it before because most of the other songs keep repeating.

    So for anyone who doesn't have access for an internet Smooth Jazz outlet, it's good to have WNEW-FM-HD2.
    I miss CD 101.9 so much. Grew up listening to it. I wish NYC could at least get something similar to either "The Wave 94.7 HD2" from Hamilton/Toronto or KVIL HD2's "The Oasis" from Dallas. At least add a few syndicated shows. I listen to Smooth Jazz 102.7 sometimes...but like you said, Gregg, their playlist isn't an ideal one to listen to often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Where did you see that reported?

    The problem with the concept is that members of the LGBTQ communities are not monolithic in music tastes, just as is true with other groups in society. So there is a question of what an LGBTQ station might program that is of particular appeal and is not significantly duplicated on existing stations.
    I haven't see it reported myself, so the following is just speculation:

    They might want to target the audience since iHeart is doing it with their "Pride Radio" HD channels.

    CBS HAD been doing it with "Prism Radio." I remember it being on 96.5-HD2 in Philly for a while. Both are/were mostly just update dance music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzle13 View Post
    I know entercom wants to launch an LGBT station on HD-2

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Where did you see that reported?

    The problem with the concept is that members of the LGBTQ communities are not monolithic in music tastes, just as is true with other groups in society. So there is a question of what an LGBTQ station might program that is of particular appeal and is not significantly duplicated on existing stations.
    There was a brief mention on a RadioInsight post by Lance Venta - he was speculating based on domains
    registered by Entercom in late June 2018 that HD Radio LGBTQ stations would be launched in 9 markets:

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...-nine-markets/

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    Experiments with LGBTQ stations isn't that good. iHeart has Pride Radio which it put on a few HD-2 stations but I don't think it's running anymore on an HD subchannel, only on the iHeart platform.

    Canada gave an LGBTQ group in Montreal the license to an AM outlet on 990, to broadcast in French. But after a while, the station was not making a profit and it's now sort of an MOR/Standards format in French.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg. View Post
    Experiments with LGBTQ stations isn't that good. iHeart has Pride Radio which it put on a few HD-2 stations but I don't think it's running anymore on an HD subchannel, only on the iHeart platform.
    Still on WKSS-HD2 in the Hartford market.

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    List of HD stations running iHeart's Pride Radio (last updated 7/9/2018) - currently 14 outlets:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_Radio

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    For a while, the Austin Pride Radio station was on a local translator there. (I would hear them on the iHeart app, as I'm not in the market.) They were actually programmed totally different from the USA Pride Radio feed. Very local and voicetracked

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Where did you see that reported?

    The problem with the concept is that members of the LGBTQ communities are not monolithic in music tastes, just as is true with other groups in society. So there is a question of what an LGBTQ station might program that is of particular appeal and is not significantly duplicated on existing stations.
    I think an LGBTQ station that focused on artists such as Sylvester, Divine, the divas like Cher, Britney, Gaga, Celine Dion, using dance remixes or mixes from circuit type djs such as Joe Gauthreaux, Barry Harris, Tony Moran might work. Although it may only appeal to the older gay demographics that once went out and danced in the gay clubs.

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