seeking an unbiased opinion about country music radio

Paul Currier
Fri Aug 9 17:19:05 EDT 2013

It ain't Country!

Surprisingly my daughter has been listening to it for a while. I'm sure 
she still has nightmares about my love for Hillbilly at Harvard.


On 8/7/2013 2:45 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
> I am cross-posting this to several lists, to get a number of opinions. 
> As many of you know, a country radio station just reached #1 in the 
> Boston ratings.  Historically, the country format did absolutely 
> nothing here, and many stations that tried the format died. I 
> consulted the first successful country station, circa 1993-1994 
> (WCLB-- today WKLB) but it too struggled to gain anything more than a 
> niche audience.  So, what has changed in the past decade or so-- is it 
> how country is rated by PPM, have audiences for country expanded, or 
> something else? What is going on that would take country to #1 in 
> Boston?  (Note:  I am in no way questioning the power of country 
> music. It's not my music of choice, but as a consultant, I grew to 
> appreciate some of the artists and I really was impressed by the 
> loyalty of the fans.)

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