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Re: Commercials 103.3

Welcome to the world of corporate (Greed) radio ....
where stops sets are guaranteed to be at least 8
minutes in length! At what...3 or 4 an hour! The last
major radio station I was employed at (before being
bought out) had a policy of no more than 5 units per
break (a total of 15 per hour) assuming they were all
:60's and then a ten second return promo to MX. That
even applied at Christmas! We would just add an
additional stop set then at :10 past in addition to
the normal :20, :35 and :50, which was sometimes due
to the heavy volume of car dealerships on the log.

WODS played the edited version of "Light My Fire" by
the Doors? yuck!!! That's as bad as reading a great
noval with several chapters missing in the middle.
Gotta squeeze in more spots!  

Roy Lawrence
(Whose CD player in the car is always armed and ready
for the corporate radio commercial clutter).   


--- Bob Nelson <raccoonradio@yahoo.com> wrote:
> As a music and radio lover, I get disgusted when I
> tune in a station and am bombarded with long
> commercial breaks. Sure, they "pay the bills" but
> sometimes it gets ridiculous. I was listening to
> Oldies 103.3's Thu. Night Countdown, and it seemed
> like they played 3 songs, maybe 4, followed by a
> long
> commercial break (you could tune out, then tune in 5
> minutes later and find you didn't miss any songs).
> That kept repeating. In the space of 45 minutes, 
> I think about 6 or 7 songs were played. 
> If each song was no longer than 3 minutes (and that
> did seem to be the case; the version of "Light My
> Fire" that was played was the SHORT version), you
> have
> about 21 minutes of music and 24 minutes of
> commercials. If there were truth in advertising,
> shouldn't they call themselves what they mostly
> feature? "Commercials 103.3". We now interrupt these
> spots for a brief song, then more of your favorite
> ads... (Jingle..."Commercials 103.3....W-O-D-S,
> Boston!">

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