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    WLNG does the Tighten Up

    Tightens up the format, that is -- the reverb is gone, jingles down to just a couple an hour, DJ gab trimmed significantly. A post I read on a Facebook page from another listener says they're no longer reading the obits, either. Almost sounds like a standard classic hits station -- except the first song I heard today was the Eurythmics' "Missionary Man," a stiff.from 1985. The second was Honey Cone's "Want Ads," a No. 1 hit from 1971 but not played on most current classic hits stations, as it's both too old and not rock-oriented enough.

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    That’s a shame ... the Reverb was cool

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    Backlash was pretty strong; they have already backtracked on some of the changes (like those awful Scott Shannon-voiced IDs and liners).

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    I listened to the station online, and yes, it sounds like it turned into a Jack FM clone. I've checked their playlist and they were playing songs that are considered rare. One day they played Shania Twain and the next, they played Boz Scaggs(and at the time of this writing, I've seen them playing Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day"). This is the weirdest type of a station I have ever listened to.

    Time to call this 92.1 Jack FM: Playing What We Want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurtisNEPA View Post
    I listened to the station online, and yes, it sounds like it turned into a Jack FM clone. I've checked their playlist and they were playing songs that are considered rare. One day they played Shania Twain and the next, they played Boz Scaggs(and at the time of this writing, I've seen them playing Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men "One Sweet Day"). This is the weirdest type of a station I have ever listened to.

    Time to call this 92.1 Jack FM: Playing What We Want!
    Amazing that some non-radio people would take the top billing station... and the highest rated... and blow it all away.

    The couple that bought it is made up of a physical therapist and a long-time NYC weather-caster whose radio experience was in MS and AL more than a quarter century or so ago.
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    Their online playlist shows that their library is all over the place. https://onlineradiobox.com/us/wlng/playlist/
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    Some of you were saying you wanted mom and pop owners back, and it would mean "radio the way it used to be?"

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    Amazing that some non-radio people would take the top billing station... and the highest rated... and blow it all away.

    The couple that bought it is made up of a physical therapist and a long-time NYC weather-caster whose radio experience was in MS and AL more than a quarter century or so ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    Some of you were saying you wanted mom and pop owners back, and it would mean "radio the way it used to be?"

    This particular mom and pop seem to be quite sensitive to criticism and are continually walking back the changes they made at the start of the month. Right now, it seems like the only two major changes that have stuck are the elimination of the obituaries (They're now being posted online instead.) and the introduction of more '80s and even '90s titles into the music mix while still retaining older songs, just not slotting as many plays per hour for them.

    Management's (not sure if it was Mom or Pop) latest response to a Facebook poster who complained that the music wasn't the same was to tell him -- twice -- that the DJs were "still playing their own music." Is this absolutely true? The DJs have been making their own playlists all these years? Then how can the sudden addition of so many new songs at the beginning of the year, by the same DJs who weren't playing those songs three weeks ago, be explained? Suddenly, the whole staff decides that "Opposites Attract" and "Whoomp! There it Is!" were great songs and ought to be played on WLNG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    Some of you were saying you wanted mom and pop owners back, and it would mean "radio the way it used to be?"

    Well, here you have a mom and a pop messing around with something that "ain't broke".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Well, here you have a mom and a pop messing around with something that "ain't broke".
    And honestly, that WAS the way it used to be!
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