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(Vancouver Is Awesome)   A soft rock station in Vancouver purges the airwaves by playing Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name Of" on infinite loop, now approximately entering its 12th hour   (vancouverisawesome.com) divider line
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2022-06-29 7:46:31 PM  
A station in my home town did a similar thing when I was a kid. They played Bob Seeger's "Old Time Rock And Roll" over and over to announce their change of format from easy listening to classic rock. It was a real novelty to hear the same song again and again on the radio.
 
2022-06-29 7:54:22 PM  
We had a station change formats in Memphis. Played Louie Louie on loop for days.
 
2022-06-29 8:11:31 PM  
WKRP Dr. Johnny Fever Awakens From The Dead
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2022-06-29 8:11:47 PM  
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/Years ago a new radio station started in my area, and for a couple of months just broadcast a test service, a bunch of songs on a tape loop, over and over and over. A couple of the songs were clumsily edited together and to this day if I hear those specific songs I wait for that cut at that point.
//Then they started broadcasting and were crap.
///UK broadcasting rules essentially forbid all music stations. They all have to have a certain percentage of talk, a certain amount of news, a certain amount of inane phone ins etc etc. Radio here sucks for music.
 
2022-06-29 8:26:07 PM  
Now I'm hearing that as part of a "Groundhog Day" remake.
 
2022-06-29 8:29:34 PM  

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/Years ago a new radio station started in my area, and for a couple of months just broadcast a test service, a bunch of songs on a tape loop, over and over and over. A couple of the songs were clumsily edited together and to this day if I hear those specific songs I wait for that cut at that point.
//Then they started broadcasting and were crap.
///UK broadcasting rules essentially forbid all music stations. They all have to have a certain percentage of talk, a certain amount of news, a certain amount of inane phone ins etc etc. Radio here sucks for music.


It's called Spotify my dude, it will ease the pain
 
2022-06-29 8:35:53 PM  
Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.
 
2022-06-29 9:32:41 PM  
I just checked and it's still going.
 
2022-06-29 9:51:41 PM  
I remember  CFUN... good times, good times...
 
2022-06-29 9:52:15 PM  
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2022-06-29 9:56:54 PM  

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2022-06-29 10:07:10 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.


yeah, but... The STATION [OWNER] IS THE MACHINE.
 
2022-06-29 10:08:10 PM  

Private_Citizen: We had a station change formats in Memphis. Played Louie Louie on loop for days.


One of our local easy listening stations did a few days of "Pop goes the weasel" before coming out the other side as a Country station.  God, that was annoying, but it did get people talking I guess.
 
2022-06-29 10:08:51 PM  

TaDu: Now I'm hearing that as part of a "Groundhog Day" remake.


A Groundhog Day remake would just be a rerelease of the original
 
2022-06-29 10:10:53 PM  
Someone relied way too much on an overworked Analyst to build their software.
 
2022-06-29 10:14:50 PM  
I think a phone ringing 24 hours a day would be fun
 
2022-06-29 10:16:51 PM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.

yeah, but... The STATION [OWNER] IS THE MACHINE.


That's the most depressing part - RATM is now marketing music. Whenever I hear counterculture anthems used to push corporate product, I'm reminded of The Onion and their article, "Song About Heroin Used To Advertise Bank."

And then I go have several drinks.
 
2022-06-29 10:17:26 PM  
Even that article's 21 years old now. Oh, fuck me...
 
2022-06-29 10:18:36 PM  
Imma gonna get my tape recorder out...
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2022-06-29 10:21:21 PM  
Sounds like my toddler... insisting on the same song over and over. Granted the song he wants to hear is agadoo.

/kill me
 
2022-06-29 10:21:30 PM  
Take notes, trolls. This is how you do it.
 
2022-06-29 10:23:48 PM  

FormlessOne: sno man: scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.

yeah, but... The STATION [OWNER] IS THE MACHINE.

That's the most depressing part - RATM is now marketing music. Whenever I hear counterculture anthems used to push corporate product, I'm reminded of The Onion and their article, "Song About Heroin Used To Advertise Bank."

And then I go have several drinks.


It is 21 years old, and a bit prophetic. Carnival (or one of the other cruise lines) uses that very song. I'm pretty sure the bigwigs never really listened to the song.
 
2022-06-29 10:23:50 PM  
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2022-06-29 10:27:15 PM  
When 101.9 in Lincoln/Omaha changed from alt to classic rock, they played It's The End Of The World As We Know It by R.E.M. for 72 hours.
 
2022-06-29 10:30:04 PM  
Our local classic rock station played "Here Comes The Sun" all day when George Harrison died.
 
2022-06-29 10:30:51 PM  
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2022-06-29 10:34:06 PM  
WUPI, Presque Isle, Maine, played Ted Nugent's Wango Tango for 24 straight hours when the song first came out.   There really weren't a lot of alternatives in those days so everyone just busted out the tapes and cassettes for the duration.   That was easily the worst stunt I ever witnessed.
 
2022-06-29 10:36:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.


When a station near me went from classic rock to alternative, they played, "It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)" for 24 hours.
 
2022-06-29 10:36:32 PM  
"So are you sure Granny's going to be OK when we go away for the weekend... you know about her anxiety"

"Yeah, yeah... I turned the radio to a soft rock station... the music will soothe her"

"Are you SURE it was soft rock? You know almost anything else will trigger one of her fits, and she doesn't know how to change the station or turn the radio off"

"Yeah, yeah... of course I'm sure... what could possibly go wrong?"
 
2022-06-29 10:46:27 PM  
y 107 went Spanish in , hell - i forget. they were better than kroq at that point. feliz navidad for days.
 
2022-06-29 10:48:37 PM  
I remember a Rhode Island station went Alternative and spent the better part of a few weeks without DJ's or commercials.

I was driving a van for a living and was perfectly OK with it.
 
2022-06-29 10:57:54 PM  
HEROES
 
2022-06-29 11:04:19 PM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.

yeah, but... The STATION [OWNER] IS THE MACHINE.


I thought the machine was the music industry. I'm almost positive that's what Pink Floyd was trying to tell us.
 
2022-06-29 11:08:04 PM  

You are Borg: Picture of the new DJ
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Or is it this guy?

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2022-06-29 11:09:12 PM  
I can't remember which Chicago station it was, maybe the onetime Rock 103.5, but their format change song was "Rock Rock 'Til You Drop" by Def Leppard. They didn't play it over and over, somebody cut a loop so cleanly that without paying close attention I probably didn't pick up on it for like 15 minutes. "Man, how the hell long IS this song?"
 
2022-06-29 11:09:42 PM  
while I love this story - it's a stunt ahead of a format change. I worked in radio and TV for longer than I care to think about, and this was planned. it's pretty brilliant - the song choice is perfect for the times and whatever program director that pulled off - of all things in this day and age - an actual radio stunt that went completely viral - please give them a raise.

when a station flips programming - the on air staff almost never sticks around. maybe you have a heritage DJ or show that you can't quite fire outright - those folks might stick around for a flip for a while but they never last long, but it just about never happens.

it's a stunt.

/everything in radio is fake
//ended my broadcasting career today. off to the real world
 
2022-06-29 11:09:47 PM  
EdgeRunner:

I thought the machine was the music industry. I'm almost positive that's what Pink Floyd was trying to tell us.

Roger Waters - Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Live)
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Shame that band went woke too.
 
2022-06-29 11:12:14 PM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.

yeah, but... The STATION [OWNER] IS THE MACHINE.


Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
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2022-06-29 11:15:06 PM  

EdgeRunner: sno man: scottydoesntknow: Often when radio stations switch formats they do something called "stunting." Essentially a form of publicity stunt, they'll take to broadcasting uncharacteristic to grab people's attention and create buzz.

For a station "stunting", they picked a very relevant song to today's landscape.

yeah, but... The STATION [OWNER] IS THE MACHINE.

I thought the machine was the music industry. I'm almost positive that's what Pink Floyd was trying to tell us.


it's a bit of an evolving target, but hell yea record companies were pretty gross through the '70s..
Have A Cigar
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2022-06-29 11:15:18 PM  

Bot v2.38beta: EdgeRunner:

I thought the machine was the music industry. I'm almost positive that's what Pink Floyd was trying to tell us.

[YouTube video: Roger Waters - Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Live)]

Shame that band went woke too.


More like it's a shame Roger Waters became Roger Waters, except that wasn't actually a change. Roger Waters was always Roger Waters.
 
2022-06-29 11:18:38 PM  
A local station switched from classic country to pop country a few years back. Their purge song was Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport played on a loop for a week.

/best music they've ever played, before or since
 
2022-06-29 11:28:26 PM  
I'd be far more impressed if they were playing the uncensored version.  I believe its allowed after 8pm in Canada.

In the early 90s one of the local stations changed format from a crappy adult contemporary station.  For about 3 weeks they played the weirdest stuff.  Extreme alt-rock, comedy bits and other strangeness.  It was kind of a let down when the grand reveal was for a Classic rock station.  They did get better and started playing modern (90s) rock.

In 2012 another station played "It's the End of the World as we Know it" for 24 hours straight during the Mayan Apocalypse.  I was amused.
 
2022-06-29 11:31:03 PM  

jclaggett: You are Borg: Picture of the new DJ
[Fark user image image 425x285]

Or is it this guy?

[rollingstone.com image 600x400]


Jason Dean ftw!
 
2022-06-29 11:31:54 PM  

jclaggett: You are Borg: Picture of the new DJ
[Fark user image image 425x285]

Or is it this guy?

[rollingstone.com image 600x400]


That picture is drawing a blank, what's it from? I've seen a lot, but apparently not everything.
 
2022-06-29 11:33:09 PM  
I remembered the Everybody Wants You stunt a DJ pulled when I was a kid and looked it up.

This link has a nice rundown of similar instances. I like it as a protest/statement.
https://www.radiodiscussions.com/threads/mark-sebastian-q-102-incident.543246/
 
2022-06-29 11:34:19 PM  

You are Borg: jclaggett: You are Borg: Picture of the new DJ
[Fark user image image 425x285]

Or is it this guy?

[rollingstone.com image 600x400]

That picture is drawing a blank, what's it from? I've seen a lot, but apparently not everything.


Slater in Heathers
 
2022-06-29 11:36:50 PM  

sno man: You are Borg: jclaggett: You are Borg: Picture of the new DJ
[Fark user image image 425x285]

Or is it this guy?

[rollingstone.com image 600x400]

That picture is drawing a blank, what's it from? I've seen a lot, but apparently not everything.

Slater in Heathers


Oh fark, I have seen that but ages ago.
Thanks!
 
2022-06-29 11:36:56 PM  
EdgeRunner:

More like it's a shame Roger Waters became Roger Waters, except that wasn't actually a change. Roger Waters was always Roger Waters.

Yeah, it cracked me up when that tour pissed off Trumpers back in 2017. Pink Floyd has always been political with their music but Waters was always in your face about it.
 
2022-06-29 11:44:24 PM  
BOOGER
 
2022-06-29 11:45:31 PM  
I have trouble listening to the radio now because the sound quality is so poor (and of course the ads and stupid people making small talk). If I play music it's coming off my phone from a proper streaming service. Even radio station websites publish streams with poorer quality than what you could get off Napster back in the day.
 
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