Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Tue Aug 20 20:52:45 EDT 2013

On 8/20/2013 8:17 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:11:25 -0400 (EDT), Mark Connelly <markwa1ion@aol.com> said:
>> It is highly dominated by light-rock / pop from the '70s up to maybe
>> 5 years ago.  During that period, my tastes were predominantly
>> harder rock with a good amount of Celtic and British folk-rock
>> stirred in.
> With respect, I don't think that your taste is particularly
> representative.  (Neither is mine, but in different ways.)

I think both Mark's and Garrett's points are quite valid ones. Whitburn 
represents one piece of the larger airplay puzzle, but tends not to 
include the harder rock that would have been a staple on the WBCN and 
WCOZ playlists of the era (and on Mark's playlist even now.)

It sounds as though what WKFY is playing in 2013, at least from the 
early 70s, hews closely to what Clark might have been programming on 
Softrock WEEI-FM back then...which makes it a nice fit against the 
harder edge of Codcomm stablemate WPXC and the Cape's other rockers.

As for the question about the signal: no way is it a barn-burner, or 
even a Barnstable-burner (can I get a rimshot? Oh wait, it IS a 
rimshot!) But it's what was available to be sandwiched in against WBZ-FM 
and WPLM-FM, and if I'm Garabedian, I'd rather have the elbow of the 
Cape than nothing at all. It's always possible to trade up later on if a 
better group of signals becomes available.

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