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RE: The River ...
- Subject: RE: The River ...
- From: "David Merrill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 12:09:36 -0400
So don't I feel for the talent. I didn't blame the jocks for what they are
playing. If I had decided to go the on-air route and go to broadcast school
and all, I know I would have rather worked for less pay at a station that
allowed some freedom within the station's format. I would not have been in
radio for long - I realize that.
A tip of the hat to those who make a living on the air.
My quote that I used below (my words -...cause one listener...- excluded)
came from an actual PD who I was trying to persuade to play a holiday record
that fit the format. Well, the competing station in town played it and it
became a requested song every December.
I was just a frustrated listener who tried to do something to add a song
that I loved hearing myself.
> Dave's attempt at reason:
> >C'mon radio stations, toss us a bone at least once an hour and pull
> one out
> >that you didn't play this week.
> >"Uh, sorry, that song will cause one listener to turn the station.
> We can't
> >have that. Our listeners like songs and artists they are familiar
> I really feel for the talent on this list who have to field these
> reasonable calls from disenheartened listeners. Most jocks I know are
> _very_ music-savvy, within at least a couple of genres or niches, if
> not ecclectic. Listeners can run, jocks can't hide! Especially given
> the dearth of opportunities to plug in the cans at a place that will
> actually pay the bills.
> Bill O'Neill