I find it very interesting that Alan Cross would make specific effort to notify the visitors of this website that he is taking on this position. What influence does a P.D. really have over what will be generically played on a radio station? Nobody could be better suited for taking on the role of programming a "New Music" station than Al if he really does have 'pull'. (gee, what will happen at Q-107?) From what I gather, New Rock radio is a cookie cutter format 'purchased' by the exec's. How much can he/they expand on this format? - without changing the format? Even back in the early 90's when they took on the "New Music" moniker, coming out of the FM-102 phase, they had a great variety of new and classic faves. I would LOVE to see that happen again 14 years later! Not that the station should should strive to appeal to the Spirit listeners, thats an entire format altogether(Marsden is doing QUITE fine), but a time to expand beyond the 4 member "rock" bands all sounding so similarlly the same(God we sound like our fathers reading this and previous threads), but to venture into everything else out there - and there is so MUCH! I try hard to follow the new music out there today, much very good and interesting, by way of community radio, The New Music on Much Music, music mags (CMJ New Music Monthly-cd included - GREAT) As with the Spirit days and the few minutes between Fm-102 and the edge days, I would love nothing more than to tune into a radio station that I couldn't wait to tune in to to hear what they would play next. That kind of radio doesn't exist anymore. It appealed to me as a young'en, it would appeal to me now. Maybe it might appeal to young'ens today? Al knows, we know. Can big corporate radio of today take the challenge? Al, turn me on to radio again, turn on a new generation of listeners to a NEW music radio station. Is there a NEW format to be purchased? Forgive me for sounding ignorant to the radio biz, because I am. As I said, I did find it interesting that you notified the visitors of this website. Is there opportunity for change? I would be excited to see a response!
Long time fan, Hamiltonian, sianara Y-108.