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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    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.
    I don't argue any of what you said. The premise was what would I do. That's what I would do, but as I said, I'm well aware that my ideas would fail financially. I just would like to see more actual variety on the FM band than the stations that claim to have a variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Least View Post
    I just would like to see more actual variety on the FM band than the stations that claim to have a variety.
    And my suggestion is you likely get that variety on stations like WERS and WUMB, non commercial stations that don't have to appeal to advertisers.

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    Start the trend (originated in DC as a test) for all digital on AM. The last chance to save the band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K6JHU View Post
    Start the trend (originated in DC as a test) for all digital on AM. The last chance to save the band.
    Maybe someone at MIT or one of the colleges could invent digital AM that could be received on standard AM radios. That would save the band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    And my suggestion is you likely get that variety on stations like WERS and WUMB, non commercial stations that don't have to appeal to advertisers.
    The problem is that college stations generally program esoteric genres. Many listeners who like current mainstream hits -- pop, AC, country or rhythmic -- or mainstream classic rock and classic hits don't want to hear jazz or Americana or punk rock. They want to hear a deeper selection of the mainstream music they love, beyond the 400-800 songs on their local FMs' playlists. Satellite used to provide that, but the playlists on its mainstream genre channels have been atrophying since the less adventurous Sirius bought out the more adventurous XM years ago. College/public radio station programmers aren't interested in providing that sort of programming. It's beneath them; they'd be accused of "selling out."

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    Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system.[1] While the concept of SDR is not new, the rapidly evolving capabilities of digital electronics render practical many processes which used to be only theoretically possible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radio

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    They want to hear a deeper selection of the mainstream music they love, beyond the 400-800 songs on their local FMs' playlists.
    That's what personal devices are for. I've always described FM radio as a "free sample." You get a taste of a wide range of stuff. If you hear something you like, you have access to the complete works on your own time using your own device. But radio is a mass medium, and mass media isn't meant as a replacement for personal devices. I think most people understand that, because when I go to concerts, the audience is aware of that artist's complete discography. Although they respond the loudest to the radio hits. When I ask fans how they first found out about the headline artist, they tell me FM radio.

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    Don't know.,......guess we'll have to watch for "the jumping whale!"
    ......"strolling along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post
    I'd like to see a station go head to head with either Mix 104.1 or Magic 106.7.
    WXLO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post

    I'd like to see a station go head to head with either Mix 104.1 or Magic 106.7.
    What station would you sacrifice?

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