Radio changing Direction?


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Dave Holden

Radio changing Direction?

Post by Dave Holden » Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:25 am



For the past 12 years, KNDD Seattle (107.7 The END) (www.1077theend.com) has been a crucial part of the scene in NW Washington and Southern BC. They're the station where I first heard Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit (COAST 1040 "the spirit of radio" was the first in Canada), Soundgarden, L7, Crystal Method, etc...

Over the past few years they have been identical to Vancouver's consultant-heavy 104.9 XFM. XFM failed and The End faltered. After a dismal ratings period, 107.7 THE END did something that caught my ear- loosened up the format! Jocks have say into what they play, listeners are encouraged to call PD Phil Manning and New Artists are being played frequently. I have been turned on to The Postal Service, Modest Mouse, Morrissey (again), The Killers, IMA Robot, and Muse recently while being smacked in the head with the likes of The Jim Carroll Band, Sex Pistols, The Smiths, the Cure and other "CFNY Classics". I heard the Dead Kennedys at 6AM the other week. They even play live sessions during drive time.and changed their slogan to "It's About The Music". Thank Cripes the Americans have figured it out and that We British Columbians (especially ex-CFNY'ers) can get this fine station on cable FM at 107.5 ...oh yeah, they take requests too!!!



Anonymous

Radio changing Direction?

Post by Anonymous » Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:12 pm

It seems like commercial radio is more concerned with ratings and advertising revenue. Limited playlists, endless commercials and idiotic deejays have "ruined" many radio stations. My sources for music have become satellite radio (XM), the internet (www.flashbackalternatives.com) and CDs.

Dave Holden

Radio changing Direction?

Post by Dave Holden » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:12 am

...you just have to hear it to know. When I tell you how great the End is, It's like showing a friend this website- even if they have a concept- they'll never REALLY know how lucky we were to have the spirit of radio.

Any radio station that has a Morning show (DJ W. No Name and Timerlake) that makes fun of consultants and other "lame morning shows with B Rated WB Network stars as guests" is good by me. It also doesn't hurt that the station's new slogan is "It's About The Music"

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