Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Clearing The Static 1836

radio serena

Tue, Sep 11, 10:33 AM (1 day ago)
to me
Issues discussed on thins week's show include:
1.  The FCC is taking the first steps towards deregulating the radio
airwaves, as it asks radio station owners to submit comments to them
about how other services like Facebook, Spotify, Google, Pandora and
others that are not regulated have impacted their business.
2.  Alt 95.9 does indeed come to Ithaca, NY.  We review the
competitive market situation there.
3.  Things get "Sunny" in Bakersfield, CA, as IHeart Media blows up
it's Spanish Variety Hits "La Preciosa" there to compete against
Alpha's 101.5 KGFM.  Will the lighter, yet still upbeat mix of music
on the "Sunny" side make for some clouds for Alpha?  We discuss.
4.  Crossville, TN gets some "Spirit" as CHR "Vibe" moves to
accomodate a new CCM station there.
5.  A Classic Country "Outlaw" is lose in Iowa and Nebraska, as Saga
debuts it's metrosignal "Outlaw" format on 2 translators in Yankton
and Siuox City, respectively.
6.  In the sunny state of Florida, the hispanic community is getting
some "Accion" as IHeart Media takes over 810 WRSO and a 97.9
translator there.  Also, WFLF has a new translator in the market on
93.3.  How will this all impact Orlando listeners?  We discuss.
7.  "Hank" is dead in Tallahassee, FL, as, now, he is part of the
"Tally."  "Tally" is one of those texting nicknames for Florida's
capital city, and the new name for what is now WXTY (99.9).
8.  The Texas state capital seems to have no limits musically, as AAA
KGSR (93.3) flips to a broad musical playlist as "Austin City Limits
Radio."  This new station, named for the TV show, festival, and
concert venue of the same names, is meant to sound like an asthetic --
not a radio station.  As such, we discuss whether or not this almost
non-radio  approach will bring yonger ears to radio.
9.  "G!" "Alt" in Louisville, KY, as WGHL (105.1) drops Classic Hiphop
for Alternative, and melding the former into the playlist of Urban AC
"Magic 101.3."
10.  WXEX on the New Hampshire seacoast flips from "Classic Rock" to
"Seacoast" 70's oldies.  But WXEX is an AM and FM simulcast on 1540
and 92.1 -- both fullpower stations.  Should they split AM and FM to
do separate programming?  Jake Longwell has some thoughts.
11.  Denver isn't "Cruisin'" on 1430 anymore, so I guess they can take
it "EZ."  That's the name of the new Soft Olides format on KEZW there.
But how much of the oldies are truly gone?  We discuss.

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