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how radio has changed

Tonight, on WRKO, they were doing an interview with the legendary blues-man
Buddy Guy, who has influenced numerous rock stars in addition to having an
illustrious career of his own.  So I called in to talk to him and pay my
respects.  Out of our brief conversation, one particular irony came to
mind-- he commented that in the 'old days', he could just walk into any
station and play his new song for a d.j., or offer to do a live performance,
and then they would usually decide to play his records.  But now, every
station has a playlist, a format, a target demo, research that says you
can't play blues, etc etc. Now, the only way he can get on a major radio
station is to be a guest on a talk show and talk ABOUT blues...