music and politics on radio

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Sep 19 22:57:23 EDT 2004

On 19 Sep 2004 at 22:13, Donna Halper wrote:

> First, a belated Happy New Year to Scott and other Jewish 
> list-members.  

And the same to you.

> Second, that's a very interesting point.  For some people, they really
> do wanna hear Christian music.  For others (including some of my
> friends who are Christian), they don't like anything that preaches or
> has a religious message. They come to mainstream pop radio to get away
> from anything with a religious message, even though some songs may
> have a spiritual side to them-- but as long as the song doesn't preach,
> it's not a tuneout to my secular friends.  

Interesting.  Seems to me that back in the Golden Age of Rock & Roll, there were songs 
with overt preaching.  I remember "Three Bells," about Jimmy Brown ("And the little 
congregation, prayed for guidance from above, ..."), the Deck of Cards, where the soldier was 
in trouble for opening a deck of cards in church, and I'm sure there were others.Not to 
mention all the Christmas music, even religious Christmas music, on pop stations.

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                           617.367.0468
 15 Court Square, Suite 210       
Boston, MA 02108-2503           

More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list