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by countryboy
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Rock
Topic: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format
Replies: 13
Views: 23607

Re: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format

The songs you consider "crap" are the ones that are getting the most plays on YouTube. So obviously a lot of people like them. Radio isn't in the music criticism business. If lots of people like crap, that's what they play. If lots of people agree with your taste in music, that's what they'll play. ...
by countryboy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format
Replies: 13
Views: 23607

Re: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format

Consider that some of the bands on that list have 3000 Facebook likes. Fall Out Boy has 7 million Facebook likes. That's a good place to start.
by countryboy
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Rock
Topic: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format
Replies: 13
Views: 23607

Re: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format

Facebook is a worldwide medium. Radio is local. So you might have 400,000 likes around the world, and that could translate to about 100 people in Buffalo. You can't program a radio station to 100 people. The next question you ask is how many Facebook fans of one band are also Facebook fans of the ot...
by countryboy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Rock
Topic: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format
Replies: 13
Views: 23607

Re: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format

That's great, but they need to work a lot harder to achieve the kind of success U2 had. That means reaching consensus among all rock fans, so they're on everyone's lists. Most of them haven't done that yet.
by countryboy
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Rock
Topic: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format
Replies: 13
Views: 23607

Re: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format

Everyone has their list of favorite songs. A list becomes a format when there's a consensus from a large enough group of people that you can sell that audience to advertisers. Someone has to pay for the radio station, and that's what the advertisers do. Otherwise it's just an iPod or a Pandora stati...
by countryboy
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format
Replies: 13
Views: 23607

Re: The New "Direct Rock" Radio Format

When you say it's a "new radio format," what do you mean? What station is using it? Or is it simply a list of your own favorite songs?
by countryboy
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: I Really Just Have Some Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Re: I Really Just Have Some Questions

Getting a job isn't winning an argument. So it doesn't matter if radio has changed or not. That's not going to get you a job. Typically, if someone has been out of radio a while, there's a reason. Has that reason changed? You're likely at a different point in your life now than when you were in radi...
by countryboy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: My Feelings on the Active Rock Industry
Replies: 3
Views: 12970

Re: My Feelings on the Active Rock Industry

The active rock industry doesn't care about radio airplay. It's obviously not a priority. They don't sign artists with the thought of getting airplay. The bands don't court radio airplay. They don't understand the connection between airplay and the live show. Radio stations have lots of genre choice...
by countryboy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: DO YOU 'FEEL" LIBERATED YET?
Replies: 8
Views: 3542

Re: DO YOU 'FEEL" LIBERATED YET?

Depends on if the job was one you loved, or one you did just to get the free health insurance. I think he was referring to the latter.
by countryboy
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Engineering/FCC Matters
Topic: The Engineering Pool is Shrinking
Replies: 21
Views: 38119

Re: The Engineering Pool is Shrinking

Back about 25 years ago, I became aware of the growing number of former radio engineers who were offering outside engineering services to stations in place of their existing employee engineers. These outside service companies made a very good point that you don't need to be fully staffed all the tim...