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Re: this week in review

If there's a radio hell, it must be in Bangor

Jeremy Mixer wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Larry Weil wrote:
> > >In reality there is very little duplication of formats
> > >these days.  There is some overlap, to be sure,
> >
> > Well, that depends on how you view things.  I know that some people
> > consider every little variance of rock music to be a separate format,
> > but to me it seems there are a lot of stations playing rock and very
> > few playing anything else.  To me, that is a lot of duplication and
> > very little variety.
> I disagree- it seems that there is a large and growing audience for
> rock...... here in Bangor, we have my workplace, WKIT- playing mostly
> classic rock with a regular rotation of some currents, nothing too heavy
> though, but rock and blues-rock mostly and songs like "It's Been Awhile".
> Currents are played 3-4 times an hour.
> Clear Channel has 2 rock stations, one in Bangor and one in Augusta. WFZX
> plays classic rock only, and plays much less of a variety then we ever
> have with a very corperate orientated playlist (WKIT plays a lot of songs
> I've never heard a classic rock station play, but they are still top
> requested songs here) but there are people that prefer the same 3-4 songs
> from Zeppelin, ACDC etc and minus the mellower rock like Elton John,
> etc.......then there's WTOS in Augusta/Skowhegan.....they play about
> 35-40% classic rock with modern rock taking the rest of the clock.....and
> they will play the old metallica, tool, godsmack, pink floyd,
> etc.........and keep it pretty heavy. All three of thse stations did a
> decent job in the ratings, I was worried that with all that rock there
> wasn't enough of an audience to make things work well.
> And once the school year starts this week, WHSN, the Husson College
> station operated by the New England School of Communications, will be
> broadcasting once again, playing alternative rock.....so there's a fourth
> station with a rock format.....
> Jeremy