WXKS-AM/WKOX-AM Ask For Votes On Programming
Thu Dec 7 07:26:00 EST 2006
>My attitude is that WXKS-1430 should either pick up
>(1) a good upbeat standards / big-band / hot jazz / Broadway format
>(something like '80s-era WNEW-1130 NYC Jazzbeaux Collins Blue Grotto
>- Milkman's Matinee; or like Bill Marlowe's old local gigs)
>(2) an oldies format that de-emphasizes disco and turns up the flame
>for 1954-1964 R&B / doo-wop / rockabilly instead. In other words,
>the "anti-WODS". For a canned format, the True Oldies package
>abandoned by WCRN-830 a year or so back would suffice. Not perfect
>but passable compared to the "oldies" farce that is 103.3.
Ain't gonna happen. The early-2000s "real" oldies fad was pretty
much CC's idea and how many of those stations are left?
The fact is...neither of the above-mentioned formats attract enough
listeners and/or advertisers to make them worth the effort. WODS's
evolution is what saved the station from irrelevance like so many
other oldies stations. If they were still playing Rick Nelson & the
Big Bopper they wouldn't be where they are today.
Like it or not, Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in
the country and there isn't much programming targeted toward them in the area.
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