WCAP 55th Birthday Party Report__Berkshires

Eli Polonsky elipolo@earthlink.net
Fri Jun 16 12:45:10 EDT 2006

> > From: "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
> CC: boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org,
>     Dan Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>
> To: "Rick Kelly" <rickkelly@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 23:08:22 -0400
> Subject: Re: WCAP 55th Birthday Party Report__Berkshires
> On 15 Jun 2006 at 22:38, Rick Kelly wrote:
> > Shannon's format is TRUE Oldies, 1240 is not running that
> > format. To me, it sounds like it is locally produced.
> I'm almost afraid to ask, but what is considered TRUE Oldies
> nowadays? 

The last I listened to the "True Oldies Channel", which was
on WCRN 830 AM in Worcester until they dropped it for talk
last month, it's a mid-60's heavy oldies format which still
dips back to some of the major rock'n'roll hits of the mid-
to-late 50's occasionally, and still plays a lot of early
60's, unlike most major market oldies stations such as WODS
which have dropped everything pre-1964.

On the upper end, "True Oldies" plays some early 70's oldies
pop/rock hits, but avoids the 70's disco and late 70's/early
80's pop/softrock hits which have recently become staples of
many mainstream oldies stations such as WODS.

The "True Oldies" playlist is about like what mainstream
oldies stations were playing about ten or fifteen years ago.


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