seeking an unbiased opinion about country music radio
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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