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Re: What's In A Name??

How about "Pre-Historic Rock?"

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Sven F. Weil
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On Mon, 10 May 1999, Mike Thomas wrote:

> Scott D Fybush wrote:
> > Speaking of Worcester, we heard from WWFX (100.1 Southbridge)
> > GM Craig Della Riva, who wrote in to let us know "the Fox" is more
> > "classic hits" than classic rock.
> Obviously, the Fox people can call their station whatever they want, but to
> me it looks, sounds, walks and talks like a classic rocker.  They have Bob
> and Tom in the morning-- their affiliates are primarily classic rock and
> AOR's, and the station's imaging is right down that alley, from "rock
> blocks" to "two-for-Tuesdays."  To be fair, I monitored the station for 90
> minutes--from 9:15pm-10:45pm tonight (Sunday) and here is their playlist.
> See if this looks "classic hits" to you..
> Aerosmith--"Same Ol' Song & Dance"
> Tom Petty--"Don't Come Round Here No More"
> Bruce Springsteen--"Born To Run"
> Pink Floyd--"Learning To Fly"
> Lynyrd Skynyrd--"Simple Man"
> Joan Jett--"I Love Rock & Roll"
> Santana--"Evil Ways"
> AC/DC--"Highway To Hell"
> Bob Seger--"Strut"
> Deep Purple--"Woman From Tokyo"
> George Thorogood--"Bad To The Bone"
> Romantics--"What I Like About You"
> Rod Stewart--"You Wear It Well"
> Stevie Ray Vaughn--"The Sky Is Crying"
> Golden Earring--"Radar Love"
> John Mellencamp--"Hurt So Good"
> Foghat--"Fool For The City"
> 38 Special--"Fantasy Girl"
> Fleetwood Mac--"You Make Lovin' Fun"
> Rolling Stone--"She's So Cold"
> Out of these songs, 4 were top ten hits on the pop chart in the year of
> their release according to my Joel Whitburn book.  Those were Joan Jett,
> Santana, John Mellencamp and Fleetwood Mac.  Five others (Petty,
> Springsteen, Stewart, Golden Earring and the Stones) did chart top 40.  The
> other 11 NEVER CHARTED!!  However, all these songs DO have one thing in
> common--they al get played, at one time or another, on CLASSIC ROCK
> STATIONS!!  Seems to me that the Fox people are simply trying to
> differenciate themselves in the market.  The Bus uses the "Rock Classics"
> moniker and WZLX calls themselves "Boston's Classic Rock."  I guess they
> got to call themselves something.  How about "Jurassic Rock?"  Any
> thoughts...??
> Mike Thomas
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