BRW: Retiring the term "oldies"

Aaron Read
Tue Nov 4 11:09:13 EST 2003

At 08:44 AM 11/4/2003, SteveOrdinetz wrote:
>Kind of makes sense.  While a 30 year old song is, by anyone's definition 
>old, the term "oldie" tends to be associated with Elvis, Little Richard & 
>the 4 Seasons, not BTO, Billy Joel or the Eagles.  With most "oldies" 
>stations focusing almost exclusively on post-

I remember when WWRX (pre FNX days) was called "classic rock" and yet was 
playing tracks off U2's Achtung Baby (circa 1992).  This was in 1999 
IIRC.   That was a harsh slap in the face that the album I worshipped in 
high school was considered "classic rock"!!!

Aaron "Bishop" Read   
FriedBagels Consulting          AOL-IM: readaaron      Boston, MA

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