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Re: lesser known pop hits

Anybody else see a possible match here :)

There is a club in Cambridge that pipes in DSS music and they sometimes play
60's and 70's songs....was there one night when it played CONVOY, and within
30 seconds everybody was clapping to it and saying the same thing "my. I
haven't heard THAT in years"....

We seem to forget one important thing here....why was WJIB so popular 30
years ago? It's listeners were people who grew up listening to stations like
WHDH and they were used to that kind of music....now if you are between
40-55 you are just as likely to listen to WZLX

WRKO does a music trivia show on Saturday nights without playing a single
song...which to my brain means 2 things

1. People are sick of Jim Sands
2. The interest is there.

just my 2 cents

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Scott <barrys@pop.tiac.net>

> Still trying to find a home for "The Lost 45s" in Boston, after 18 years
on the
> air here. That was the show that played all of the other thousands of
> from the 70s and 80s that none of the stations play....guess there isn't
> room for it (although it was #1 25-54 for virtually all of its run) in
> tightly corporate radio world we live in....Barry Scott
> David Merrill wrote:
> > I also like hearing a wider variety on the airwaves.  It always boggles
> > mind how a song seems SO popular and then vanishes.  It is 1999 and
> > are already hits "lost" from this decade that I miss hearing.
> > In reference to The Stompers' hit, I did something about it not getting
> > played anywhere.  What reamining specialty show in Boston plays hits of
> > 80's?  Answer:  Back to the 80's Friday Night on 98.5.  So, what can a
> > listener do to get a song played that fits in very nicely with the
> > but the station most likely does not even own?  You send it to the DJ
> > directly.  So, that song is there for listeners to request thanks to a
> > fellow listener and a jock who took this listener seriously as a
> > and not a "pest."
> > -Dave
> >
> > > Another song that comes to mind would be the Stompers'
> > > "Never Tell An Angel (When Your Heart's On Fire)" from
> > > the mid 80s. A popular local band, and a big hit on
> > > local radio-- but I think it peaked at #85 nationally.
> > > You don't really hear that one either, not even
> > > locally.
> > >
> > > So yes, if only some of these obscure (but still "hit")
> > > songs could only get played on the radio these days!
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