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Thread: What more creative task in Boston radio would you take on if given a chance?

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    Question What more creative task in Boston radio would you take on if given a chance?

    For kind folks out there with less acknowledged standard radio jobs in Boston Radio what more creative task in Boston radio would you take on if given a chance?

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    Introducing Ligottii and Shack to the salad bar.

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    I'd like to see a station go head to head with either Mix 104.1 or Magic 106.7.

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    I'd like to see a station go head to head with either Mix 104.1 or Magic 106.7.
    Sure, why not? Add yet another station to the "mix" playing "today's hot hits". I'm sure listeners are writing to station management as we speak to request more of the same ol', same ol'. (Oh, wait, I need not worry: station management does not care what its listeners want to hear.)

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    All my ideas wouldn't be financially sound. Basically, they all surround my perception of FM radio being mainly current hits (whether its Top 40 or Hot AC), country, and talk (political or sports). So, I'd eliminate most of the repeats.

    Bring in more experimental formats. Have a true Rap station like the old WBOT and WILD. Bring back Radio Mojo and put it on a main frequency. Move the Red Sox over to The Sports Hub and flip WEEI to a true FM Spanish format. Heck, its city of license is Lawrence.
    Keep Toucher & Rich in the morning, and put Dale Arnald and whoever in the afternoon. I hate WEEI's morning show and WBZ-FM's afternoon show. Bring WBZ-AM to FM. Have more experimental Alternative on WBOS that would be similar to Indie 617. Flip either Mix or Amp to a modern version of plastic hits (90s and 2000s).

    In essence, keep Magic (even though I don't listen), WZLX, WBOzd either Kiss or Amp, either The Bull or WKLB, either WEEI or WBZ-FM, and either Hot 96.9 or Jamin. Then flip the rest to something unique. Again, the reason that many stations program with the current formats is because those formats is what brings in money.

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    Having all teams on one station would mean games at same time conflicts.Red Sox games chew up a lot of time when pre and post games are included. Beasley already has conflicts with C's, B's, Pats and 'what station is the game on?' would be a huge question.Already happens.

    WEEI's morning show and Red Sox games bring a lot of money to Entercom even if people hate them.

    93.7's COL is Lawrence but the stick is in Peabody.Not as close to Boston as some would like but much more 'Boston' than 'Merrimack Valley'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Least View Post
    All my ideas wouldn't be financially sound. Basically, they all surround my perception of FM radio being mainly current hits (whether its Top 40 or Hot AC), country, and talk (political or sports). So, I'd eliminate most of the repeats.
    The reason there are multiple stations with the same formats is because of competition. If one company owned all radio stations, they would never have multiple stations in the same format. That's why Sirius has no real duplication, and they have a lot of experimentation.

    The other factor is advertising. The source of revenue for these stations is advertising, and advertisers want to reach the largest number of people. So that kills any experimentation. Non-commercial stations are more likely to experiment, but that requires listeners to support the station financially, or else it goes away.

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    All polka, all of the time! )

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    As heard passing the lips of "Ole Man Rea over the airwaves last night offhandedly,...." my producer NANCY SHACK handed me this story today!"....
    She goes from Roasting Hacks to a "show" where the Hacks are massaged by that Hibernian Gladhander's show where a discouraging word is never heard to get on the air from callers when some HiHowAreYa pol is a guest!.

    "Makes Ya Want Ta Throw Up On TV!"
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    Oh that's right Chris Citirek left 'BZ right? Would think she won't get a chance to talk on air but who knows, fill ins?

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