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2020-05-20 12:48:02 PM  
22 votes:

bdub77: In other news, people still listen to radio. LOL.

KROQ was changing and leading the charge was new brand manager Mike Kaplan - who not-so-coincidentally had been nicknamed "Mike the Show Killer" by jocks at his former station, the aforementioned Alt 98.7. According to sources, Kaplan ordered "Circles" be added to the playlist immediately and mandated that all talent no longer refer to the station as "K-Rock" but rather use its call letters - K-R-O-Q - almost exclusively. The very sound of the word "rock" purportedly offended Kaplan, who not only felt it antiquated, but borderline toxic. "Rock equals death," says a station insider of management's view.

No surprise, sh*tty management kills yet another thing. Like we need any more reminders in this farking country.


Well, I switched to satellite years ago, but without that option, I sure as shiat would listen to the radio.

"LOL"

Because I'm not gonna stream shiat through my phone, using my data while I'm driving, so I'm not sure what's so "LOL" about people still using a free farking service that doesn't require a data connection. I'm also not going to fark around with my phone while driving, as easy as it is to change music on the radios that are already right there in the dashboard of the car.

"LOL"
 
2020-05-20 12:13:32 PM  
20 votes:
In other news, people still listen to radio. LOL.

KROQ was changing and leading the charge was new brand manager Mike Kaplan - who not-so-coincidentally had been nicknamed "Mike the Show Killer" by jocks at his former station, the aforementioned Alt 98.7. According to sources, Kaplan ordered "Circles" be added to the playlist immediately and mandated that all talent no longer refer to the station as "K-Rock" but rather use its call letters - K-R-O-Q - almost exclusively. The very sound of the word "rock" purportedly offended Kaplan, who not only felt it antiquated, but borderline toxic. "Rock equals death," says a station insider of management's view.

No surprise, sh*tty management kills yet another thing. Like we need any more reminders in this farking country.
 
2020-05-20 12:46:48 PM  
16 votes:
When you've spent decades building customer loyalty around a specific brand identity, it's a really dumb idea to throw that identity away.
 
2020-05-20 12:58:03 PM  
15 votes:

bloobeary: When you've spent decades building customer loyalty around a specific brand identity, it's a really dumb idea to throw that identity away.


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2020-05-20 12:50:11 PM  
10 votes:
Between KROQ and KNAC, good times.
 
2020-05-20 1:05:42 PM  
7 votes:

Mikey1969: bdub77: In other news, people still listen to radio. LOL.

KROQ was changing and leading the charge was new brand manager Mike Kaplan - who not-so-coincidentally had been nicknamed "Mike the Show Killer" by jocks at his former station, the aforementioned Alt 98.7. According to sources, Kaplan ordered "Circles" be added to the playlist immediately and mandated that all talent no longer refer to the station as "K-Rock" but rather use its call letters - K-R-O-Q - almost exclusively. The very sound of the word "rock" purportedly offended Kaplan, who not only felt it antiquated, but borderline toxic. "Rock equals death," says a station insider of management's view.

No surprise, sh*tty management kills yet another thing. Like we need any more reminders in this farking country.

Well, I switched to satellite years ago, but without that option, I sure as shiat would listen to the radio.

"LOL"

Because I'm not gonna stream shiat through my phone, using my data while I'm driving, so I'm not sure what's so "LOL" about people still using a free farking service that doesn't require a data connection. I'm also not going to fark around with my phone while driving, as easy as it is to change music on the radios that are already right there in the dashboard of the car.

"LOL"


What shiat wireless plan do you have these days that doesnt have unlimited data on it?
 
2020-05-20 2:13:24 PM  
5 votes:

bdub77: In other news, people still listen to radio. LOL.

KROQ was changing and leading the charge was new brand manager Mike Kaplan - who not-so-coincidentally had been nicknamed "Mike the Show Killer" by jocks at his former station, the aforementioned Alt 98.7. According to sources, Kaplan ordered "Circles" be added to the playlist immediately and mandated that all talent no longer refer to the station as "K-Rock" but rather use its call letters - K-R-O-Q - almost exclusively. The very sound of the word "rock" purportedly offended Kaplan, who not only felt it antiquated, but borderline toxic. "Rock equals death," says a station insider of management's view.

No surprise, sh*tty management kills yet another thing. Like we need any more reminders in this farking country.


'Airheads' nails the music industry
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They made a documentary about this
 
2020-05-20 1:32:57 PM  
5 votes:

bdub77: Mikey1969: bdub77: In other news, people still listen to radio. LOL.

KROQ was changing and leading the charge was new brand manager Mike Kaplan - who not-so-coincidentally had been nicknamed "Mike the Show Killer" by jocks at his former station, the aforementioned Alt 98.7. According to sources, Kaplan ordered "Circles" be added to the playlist immediately and mandated that all talent no longer refer to the station as "K-Rock" but rather use its call letters - K-R-O-Q - almost exclusively. The very sound of the word "rock" purportedly offended Kaplan, who not only felt it antiquated, but borderline toxic. "Rock equals death," says a station insider of management's view.

No surprise, sh*tty management kills yet another thing. Like we need any more reminders in this farking country.

Well, I switched to satellite years ago, but without that option, I sure as shiat would listen to the radio.

"LOL"

Because I'm not gonna stream shiat through my phone, using my data while I'm driving, so I'm not sure what's so "LOL" about people still using a free farking service that doesn't require a data connection. I'm also not going to fark around with my phone while driving, as easy as it is to change music on the radios that are already right there in the dashboard of the car.

"LOL"

That's great. I havent listened to a radio station in 5 years, don't miss it at all.


Good thing that you are the cultural representative for the rest of humanity. If you don't listen to the radio, only losers do, right?

Jesus, you really think you're that important?
 
2020-05-20 12:54:52 PM  
5 votes:
The iconic Los Angeles station is on life support - and it has nothing to do with coronavirus.

Ya think?

Jesus, radio is one of those things that can be run with almost no crew. Hell, and engineer and a DJ are all of the people who need to be in the office at any given time, and that's if you decide to keep going the old fashioned route. I've been listening to radio since 2002 or so that was done remotely. Alice Cooper has done his radio show forever, and does it on tour even. He records his drops, then they add the music that supposed to play. Sirius does the same thing. Their only public studios are really just so the fans can see the talent sometimes. In reality, the majority of their stuff is done with the DJs in home studios.

So yeah, Coronavirus should only affect a radio station due to possible ad revenue reductions, but not lockdowns.
 
2020-05-20 5:39:11 PM  
4 votes:

forgotmydamnusername: LesserEvil: WWCK 105.5 in Flint, MI was the groundbreaker in the 70s for "Album Rock" - emulated by big market stations in New York, LA, and elsewhere.

It died in the 80s, when the format switched to pop, and they started their new era with Michael Jackson's Beat It.

Anything that came after it was a pale imitation, at best.

One of the problems with the AOR format was inconsistency and racism. The stations happily played shiat that wasn't much like rock at all, as long as a white boy or girl was responsible for it. Queen's experiment with light opera, Debbie Harry's attempt at rap. etc., etc.


He's actually right. Pat Boone was the most insidious. But Backstreet boys, New Kids on the Block, all were created to compete against Boyz II Men, New Editon, Jagged Edge, Shai, et.al.

It's okay, that's how things go. But it kept fragmenting the audience. We couldn't have a straight Top 40.We needed to appeal to Becky and Becky's mom. We had to have the basically the "white top 40," and the "black top 40." Whitney Houston was groomed to be marketed to the White top 40. And of course, there were lots of crossovers. But that shiat was a long time coming.

/former disc jockey, Top 40 station for 10 years, R&B show for one year, classic rock stations for two.
//I never listen to the radio anymore
///Got the unlimited data plan specifically so I could stream Spotify. I make great playlists
 
2020-05-20 2:16:17 PM  
4 votes:

Dr Jack Badofsky: Between KROQ and KNAC, good times.


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2020-05-20 1:02:09 PM  
4 votes:
I use Spotify, got a 800 song general playlist for driving and several lists for country, punk, r&b, etc. I have unlimited data so that's not a problem. So I really don't need the local stations around here whose shows consist of bro country, sports talk, right wing talk and the top 40 one that doesn't have a live person on it.
 
2020-05-20 5:06:01 PM  
3 votes:
Turns out management killed the Radio stars
 
2020-05-20 2:37:01 PM  
3 votes:

Mikey1969: Because I'm not gonna stream shiat through my phone, using my data while I'm driving, so I'm not sure what's so "LOL" about people still using a free farking service that doesn't require a data connection. I'm also not going to fark around with my phone while driving, as easy as it is to change music on the radios that are already right there in the dashboard of the car.


Grandpa Mikey, we need to talk about technology.

This phone that I have? It will hold a 1TB mSD card. That is roughly 172,032 albums worth of music provided all 1TB is available without filesystem overhead. If I listened to nothing but the music on that mSD card for my roundtrip commute everyday or when I am out and about, I would still not get through 1/8 of it before I died of natural causes at the national average.

Moreover, things have come a long, long way in automotive audio technology. I do not need to ever touch my phone to access this music or any function on my phone. In my '01 vintage vehicle, I have an aftermarket 2 din unit that can do either Apply Play or Android Auto. It has a mic and I can just talk to it, telling it to play whatever I want, to skip, to find a certain album, or even a certain song. You can do that, too, if you wanted.

Now, is there a particular cloud you want to yell at or do you want to wait until after you fark around with your radio and tie an onion to your belt?
 
2020-05-20 1:39:48 PM  
3 votes:

Wellon Dowd: I blame Ronald Reagan.


Oops, that was reflexive; Reagan "only" eliminated the Fairness Doctrine. Clinton swept away ownership restrictions.
 
2020-05-20 1:08:26 PM  
3 votes:
Oh, I forgot to mention the Coronavirus might have not killed alternative radio, but it might just have killed sports talk radio.
 
2020-05-20 12:50:39 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-05-21 1:33:21 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, hey, Entercom is farking up KROQ the same way they've farked up Alt94.9 here in San Diego.  This is my shocked face:

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2020-05-20 5:47:26 PM  
2 votes:

RocketRay: ladyfish2000: Left Cali 25 years ago.  Are there any rock stations left in LA?  KMET and KLOS switched formats eons ago.  There used to be a metal station somewhere at the end of the dial.

That was KNAC.

CSB: I was listening to "Rock 'n Rhythm KNAC" one Sunday evening when they played "Oh shiat" by the Buzzcocks, then "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols.  Then they played "It's A Long Way to the Top" by AC/DC.

So I heard the transition to metal.

/CSB


KNAC's very first song was "It's A Long Way To The Top" and their very last song was "Fade to Black".
 
2020-05-20 4:55:55 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sympathetic to the problem they have. All they've played lately is hits from 15-20 years ago. That's called an oldies station, in my book. And their excuse was "That's what the listeners want to hear."

Radio stations should be leaders. They should be informing listeners what to like, not the other way around. New music always sounds a bit strange until you've heard it a few times, and then it becomes familiar and you realize you like it.

KROQ just sat on its own tired laurels and declined for 10 years. Time for a change.
 
2020-05-20 3:00:15 PM  
2 votes:

bdub77: Mikey1969: Good thing that you are the cultural representative for the rest of humanity. If you don't listen to the radio, only losers do, right?

Jesus, you really think you're that important?

I really think you're just trolling me so feel free to continue to rage against whatever the fark you want but like the radio, I'm not listening to you any more. Bye.


That's because you don't know what "trolling" means. YOU waltz in like the self important farkhead you are, and someone calls you on it. That's not "trolling", even by the idiotic expansion people have given the definition nowadays.
 
2020-05-20 2:48:58 PM  
2 votes:

N4LG4s: Dr Jack Badofsky: Between KROQ and KNAC, good times.

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I also kinda miss KQLZ 100.1 Pirate Radio.
 
2020-05-20 2:29:45 PM  
2 votes:

ladyfish2000: Left Cali 25 years ago.  Are there any rock stations left in LA?  KMET and KLOS switched formats eons ago.  There used to be a metal station somewhere at the end of the dial.


KLOS still plays rock.  There is no metal station.  I head to BFE on a work trip and there's two metal stations on the dial, but in LA there's nothing despite being the second largest media market in the US

DesertCoyote: for the few who know how what HD Radio is.


I rarely find cars with stereos that even support it
 
2020-05-20 1:01:30 PM  
2 votes:

LesserEvil: WWCK 105.5 in Flint, MI was the groundbreaker in the 70s for "Album Rock" - emulated by big market stations in New York, LA, and elsewhere.

It died in the 80s, when the format switched to pop, and they started their new era with Michael Jackson's Beat It.

Anything that came after it was a pale imitation, at best.


One of the problems with the AOR format was inconsistency and racism. The stations happily played shiat that wasn't much like rock at all, as long as a white boy or girl was responsible for it. Queen's experiment with light opera, Debbie Harry's attempt at rap. etc., etc.
 
2020-05-21 3:58:41 PM  
1 vote:

rikkards: Dr Jack Badofsky: N4LG4s: Dr Jack Badofsky: Between KROQ and KNAC, good times.

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I also kinda miss KQLZ 100.1 Pirate Radio.

Was it 100.1? I thought it was .3
Then again last thing me I cared was 1989


1, 3 whatevs.  It' ain't around no more so no worry.
 
2020-05-20 5:52:15 PM  
1 vote:

Gooch: Turns out management killed the Radio stars


The managers in the article were called out by name by Jimmy Kimmel as scumbag motherfarkers on the Adam Carolla podcast after the mass firings.  Adam had Kevin and Kimmel on the show that day to discuss what happened.  Everyone agreed that not only was it shiatty to have fired Kevin like that, but also all the unnecessary firings of all the hourly employees who needed that health insurance right at the beginning of a pandemic.  Kimmel went off on them saying that he hopes that they end up struggling and suffering in life for what they did.  He pulled no punches.

And of course, Ralph Garman had similar things to say on Kevin Smith's podcast.
 
2020-05-20 4:10:54 PM  
1 vote:
I remember when Kimmel was the sports guy for Kevin & Bean. It's been nothing but a comedy of errors for a while with KROQ's management. How they handled ending Lisa May's contract, firing Ralph and finally the way they fired everyone on the morning show. I haven't listened to an Entercom station at all since then. KLOS isn't a great alternative since my tastes skew a bit younger than their target audience.

I do agree with the criticism of the glacial movement at KROQ with new music. I didn't need to hear RHCP every hour, same with Nirvana. The genre of alternative rock is huge now so there was room to bring in more music.
 
2020-05-20 4:10:09 PM  
1 vote:

ladyfish2000: Left Cali 25 years ago.  Are there any rock stations left in LA?  KMET and KLOS switched formats eons ago.  There used to be a metal station somewhere at the end of the dial.


That was KNAC.

CSB: I was listening to "Rock 'n Rhythm KNAC" one Sunday evening when they played "Oh shiat" by the Buzzcocks, then "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols.  Then they played "It's A Long Way to the Top" by AC/DC.

So I heard the transition to metal.

/CSB
 
2020-05-20 4:01:26 PM  
1 vote:

Superjoe: I think that college radio is going to be the last refuge. Stuff done for cheap, independently, and no commercials. My dad is giving up on his news/talk station because it is becoming too right wing. It looks like Entercom took over a few years ago, then sold to iHeartRadio. iHeartRadio farked up my favorite rock station years ago by eliminating the only original programming. Everything radio is going to shiat but those stations that depend on donations won't have to worry about it.


IHeartRadio sucks. I have a friend that works for Entercom, so I can't sheer for their demise, but IHeartRadio is just ClearChannel rebranded because everyone hated them so much. I mean, SiriusXM has the same stations wherever you go, but that's because it's the same station. IHeartRadio tries to pretend that they are still your "local station", and then they play the exact same playlist as every other one of their stations.
 
2020-05-20 3:29:40 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: atedogonce: Mikey1969: The iconic Los Angeles station is on life support - and it has nothing to do with coronavirus.

Ya think?

Jesus, radio is one of those things that can be run with almost no crew. Hell, and engineer and a DJ are all of the people who need to be in the office at any given time, and that's if you decide to keep going the old fashioned route. I've been listening to radio since 2002 or so that was done remotely. Alice Cooper has done his radio show forever, and does it on tour even. He records his drops, then they add the music that supposed to play. Sirius does the same thing. Their only public studios are really just so the fans can see the talent sometimes. In reality, the majority of their stuff is done with the DJs in home studios.

So yeah, Coronavirus should only affect a radio station due to possible ad revenue reductions, but not lockdowns.

Sure, a show that just plays music and features the occasional guest may be easy to run.  But KROQ had the #1 morning show, which is far more complex. It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes production, talent coordination, editorial, creative development, writing, event planning, etc.  That gets expensive, especially when it's filling up an hour or two of content 5 days a week.

LOL, morning shows don't have "talent". They have guys who think they're funny and have a sound board to put in effects. Otherwise, it's all shiat that can STILL be adjusted to a remote setup.

But I digress...

Look, if TV shows like Kimmel, Fallon, et al. can do it, a radio show can farking do it, too. So my point stands, it doesn't require an army to put radio on the air, so it's pretty obvious that lockdown orders and quarantining aren't going to kill a radio station.


Also, do you really think Kimmel and Fallon don't have an army of writers, producers, and other staff helping them to create their shows?
 
2020-05-20 3:26:18 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: atedogonce: Mikey1969: The iconic Los Angeles station is on life support - and it has nothing to do with coronavirus.

Ya think?

Jesus, radio is one of those things that can be run with almost no crew. Hell, and engineer and a DJ are all of the people who need to be in the office at any given time, and that's if you decide to keep going the old fashioned route. I've been listening to radio since 2002 or so that was done remotely. Alice Cooper has done his radio show forever, and does it on tour even. He records his drops, then they add the music that supposed to play. Sirius does the same thing. Their only public studios are really just so the fans can see the talent sometimes. In reality, the majority of their stuff is done with the DJs in home studios.

So yeah, Coronavirus should only affect a radio station due to possible ad revenue reductions, but not lockdowns.

Sure, a show that just plays music and features the occasional guest may be easy to run.  But KROQ had the #1 morning show, which is far more complex. It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes production, talent coordination, editorial, creative development, writing, event planning, etc.  That gets expensive, especially when it's filling up an hour or two of content 5 days a week.

LOL, morning shows don't have "talent". They have guys who think they're funny and have a sound board to put in effects. Otherwise, it's all shiat that can STILL be adjusted to a remote setup.

But I digress...

Look, if TV shows like Kimmel, Fallon, et al. can do it, a radio show can farking do it, too. So my point stands, it doesn't require an army to put radio on the air, so it's pretty obvious that lockdown orders and quarantining aren't going to kill a radio station.


Now that you say basically the same thing in a slightly different way, I totally agree that putting together a #1 morning show in a major market sounds super easy.

And since you sound both smart and hilarious, you should go do it and cash in on all that talent that you're currently only sharing with us on Fark.  Don't deprive the world of hearing more of your genius.
 
2020-05-20 3:11:15 PM  
1 vote:

DesertCoyote: bhcompy: ladyfish2000: Left Cali 25 years ago.  Are there any rock stations left in LA?  KMET and KLOS switched formats eons ago.  There used to be a metal station somewhere at the end of the dial.

KLOS still plays rock.  There is no metal station.  I head to BFE on a work trip and there's two metal stations on the dial, but in LA there's nothing despite being the second largest media market in the US

DesertCoyote: for the few who know how what HD Radio is.

I rarely find cars with stereos that even support it

There's more cars out there with HD than you think. Automakers hide the feature and/or shut it off at the factory because of the money SiriusXM gives them.


which is too bad - the sound quality of most streaming services sucks ass because of the compression
 
2020-05-20 3:03:00 PM  
1 vote:

atedogonce: Mikey1969: The iconic Los Angeles station is on life support - and it has nothing to do with coronavirus.

Ya think?

Jesus, radio is one of those things that can be run with almost no crew. Hell, and engineer and a DJ are all of the people who need to be in the office at any given time, and that's if you decide to keep going the old fashioned route. I've been listening to radio since 2002 or so that was done remotely. Alice Cooper has done his radio show forever, and does it on tour even. He records his drops, then they add the music that supposed to play. Sirius does the same thing. Their only public studios are really just so the fans can see the talent sometimes. In reality, the majority of their stuff is done with the DJs in home studios.

So yeah, Coronavirus should only affect a radio station due to possible ad revenue reductions, but not lockdowns.

Sure, a show that just plays music and features the occasional guest may be easy to run.  But KROQ had the #1 morning show, which is far more complex. It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes production, talent coordination, editorial, creative development, writing, event planning, etc.  That gets expensive, especially when it's filling up an hour or two of content 5 days a week.


LOL, morning shows don't have "talent". They have guys who think they're funny and have a sound board to put in effects. Otherwise, it's all shiat that can STILL be adjusted to a remote setup.

But I digress...

Look, if TV shows like Kimmel, Fallon, et al. can do it, a radio show can farking do it, too. So my point stands, it doesn't require an army to put radio on the air, so it's pretty obvious that lockdown orders and quarantining aren't going to kill a radio station.
 
2020-05-20 2:34:18 PM  
1 vote:

bhcompy: ladyfish2000: Left Cali 25 years ago.  Are there any rock stations left in LA?  KMET and KLOS switched formats eons ago.  There used to be a metal station somewhere at the end of the dial.

KLOS still plays rock.  There is no metal station.  I head to BFE on a work trip and there's two metal stations on the dial, but in LA there's nothing despite being the second largest media market in the US

DesertCoyote: for the few who know how what HD Radio is.

I rarely find cars with stereos that even support it


There's more cars out there with HD than you think. Automakers hide the feature and/or shut it off at the factory because of the money SiriusXM gives them.
 
2020-05-20 2:24:52 PM  
1 vote:

forgotmydamnusername: LesserEvil: WWCK 105.5 in Flint, MI was the groundbreaker in the 70s for "Album Rock" - emulated by big market stations in New York, LA, and elsewhere.

It died in the 80s, when the format switched to pop, and they started their new era with Michael Jackson's Beat It.

Anything that came after it was a pale imitation, at best.

One of the problems with the AOR format was inconsistency and racism. The stations happily played shiat that wasn't much like rock at all, as long as a white boy or girl was responsible for it. Queen's experiment with light opera, Debbie Harry's attempt at rap. etc., etc.


This is the first time I've ever heard that sort of issue raised. I get where the criticism comes from, but I also remember that at the time, black artists edging into what might be considered "rock" was, in most of our minds, more "pop" than rock. Prince and Michael Jackson were fine to listen to, but didn't fit the mold of Supertramp, Queen, Styx, Pink Floyd, etc...  I don't think there was any conscious effort to exclude black artists (plenty of Hedrix got played, for example, and I don't doubt Living Colour got a lot of airplay before WWCK switched formats), it's just the way things worked out.
 
2020-05-20 2:23:50 PM  
1 vote:
Entercom is just softening it up to sell it to Educational Media Foundation to convert it to a Christian station.
 
2020-05-20 2:15:59 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: The iconic Los Angeles station is on life support - and it has nothing to do with coronavirus.

Ya think?

Jesus, radio is one of those things that can be run with almost no crew. Hell, and engineer and a DJ are all of the people who need to be in the office at any given time, and that's if you decide to keep going the old fashioned route. I've been listening to radio since 2002 or so that was done remotely. Alice Cooper has done his radio show forever, and does it on tour even. He records his drops, then they add the music that supposed to play. Sirius does the same thing. Their only public studios are really just so the fans can see the talent sometimes. In reality, the majority of their stuff is done with the DJs in home studios.

So yeah, Coronavirus should only affect a radio station due to possible ad revenue reductions, but not lockdowns.


Kinda like this:

WKRP in Cincinnati S03E07 Bah, Humbug
Youtube SZh-YrbZUgs
 
2020-05-20 2:12:12 PM  
1 vote:
KROQ died in '92 when grunge became popular.
 
2020-05-20 2:11:24 PM  
1 vote:
Target 13 - Rodney on the ROQ
Rodney on the Roq
Youtube 89o0sF5AWGc
 
2020-05-20 2:03:48 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: Good thing that you are the cultural representative for the rest of humanity. If you don't listen to the radio, only losers do, right?

Jesus, you really think you're that important?


I really think you're just trolling me so feel free to continue to rage against whatever the fark you want but like the radio, I'm not listening to you any more. Bye.
 
2020-05-20 1:55:07 PM  
1 vote:

dereksmalls: some good memories with Rodney on the ROQ, Mike Raphone, Jed The Fish, Frazer Smith


I could've sworn I heard Sluggo on 95.5 a few months ago.
 
2020-05-20 1:53:47 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: The iconic Los Angeles station is on life support - and it has nothing to do with coronavirus.

Ya think?

Jesus, radio is one of those things that can be run with almost no crew. Hell, and engineer and a DJ are all of the people who need to be in the office at any given time, and that's if you decide to keep going the old fashioned route. I've been listening to radio since 2002 or so that was done remotely. Alice Cooper has done his radio show forever, and does it on tour even. He records his drops, then they add the music that supposed to play. Sirius does the same thing. Their only public studios are really just so the fans can see the talent sometimes. In reality, the majority of their stuff is done with the DJs in home studios.

So yeah, Coronavirus should only affect a radio station due to possible ad revenue reductions, but not lockdowns.


Hell, us DJs at public and college radio also worked the board ourselves. The only time we needed an engineer was when having a band play live in the studio.
Commercial radio DJs are spoiled.
 
2020-05-20 1:47:34 PM  
1 vote:
some good memories with Rodney on the ROQ, Mike Raphone, Jed The Fish, Frazer Smith
 
2020-05-20 1:46:12 PM  
1 vote:
Left Cali 25 years ago.  Are there any rock stations left in LA?  KMET and KLOS switched formats eons ago.  There used to be a metal station somewhere at the end of the dial.
 
2020-05-20 1:08:31 PM  
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Mikey1969: bdub77: In other news, people still listen to radio. LOL.

KROQ was changing and leading the charge was new brand manager Mike Kaplan - who not-so-coincidentally had been nicknamed "Mike the Show Killer" by jocks at his former station, the aforementioned Alt 98.7. According to sources, Kaplan ordered "Circles" be added to the playlist immediately and mandated that all talent no longer refer to the station as "K-Rock" but rather use its call letters - K-R-O-Q - almost exclusively. The very sound of the word "rock" purportedly offended Kaplan, who not only felt it antiquated, but borderline toxic. "Rock equals death," says a station insider of management's view.

No surprise, sh*tty management kills yet another thing. Like we need any more reminders in this farking country.

Well, I switched to satellite years ago, but without that option, I sure as shiat would listen to the radio.

"LOL"

Because I'm not gonna stream shiat through my phone, using my data while I'm driving, so I'm not sure what's so "LOL" about people still using a free farking service that doesn't require a data connection. I'm also not going to fark around with my phone while driving, as easy as it is to change music on the radios that are already right there in the dashboard of the car.

"LOL"


That's great. I havent listened to a radio station in 5 years, don't miss it at all.
 
2020-05-20 1:03:50 PM  
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The only indie station in Phoenix is a low-powered station on the west side that is impossible to receive where I am. The commercial alternative station has got to be one of the worst in the country (ironically, the current GM used to be the boss at KROQ).

Thank goodness for Spotify and satellite radio.
 
2020-05-20 12:48:45 PM  
1 vote:
KOME is better anyway.
 
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