Ken VanTassell kenwvt@gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 14:10:20 EDT 2013

Here is the WKFY stream for those that want to sample and can't recieve OTA



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:41 PM, Dale H. Cook <radiotest@plymouthcolony.net
> wrote:

> At 11:26 AM 8/21/2013, Mark Connelly wrote:
> >Within the same age group, roughly those born in the 1948-1958 range,
> there were widely divergent sets of musical tastes by the mid to late '70s.
> I am of that age group, and as an individual I have a widely divergent set
> of musical tastes, which were already developing in the early '70s. I
> listen to all sorts of things from '20s and '30s jazz and blues to some
> recent artists (a few weeks ago I bought the latest CD by Sara Bareilles).
> I still buy the latest CDs by long-term artists who are still active
> (including, in the last year or so, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Paul
> McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Steve Miller, Neil Young, Heart, David Bowie,
> Iggy and the Stooges, Sheryl Crow, Rush, and Leonard Cohen). There are no
> formats on my local radio stations that are diverse enough to strongly
> appeal to me. The two that come closest are Classic Rock (the local outlet
> for which has a library so small that I no longer listen to them) and AAA
> (also available locally, but poorly programmed, so instead I listen to
> XPoNential Radio from Philadelphia on my NPR station's HD3). Mostly I
> listen to my CD collection. My wheelhouses are the Brit!
>  ish Invasion and Progressive Rock (aka "Art Rock"), but the selection of
> CDs that I have in the car at any given moment generally also includes hard
> rock, southern rock, folk, blues, hybrids (such as folk-rock or blues based
> rock), and difficult-to-pigeonhole artists such as Talking Heads or the
> recent CD by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
> Of course, my tastes are derived partly from the variety of formats within
> which I've worked over the last 40+ years, and partly from the records
> introduced by friends (especially those I've worked with in radio). I
> realize that I am 1) not a typical radio listener, and 2) likely not
> someone who would spend much time listening to WKFY. If I still lived in
> southeastern MA, though, I would certainly sample John's stations on the
> Cape to see what they are doing. I still have an interest in his work as a
> programmer dating back to WMEX, and revived during several years at an OHP
> affiliate (though I haven't spoken to or exchanged email with him in some
> years).
> Dale H. Cook, Market Chief Engineer, Centennial Broadcasting,
> Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
> http://plymouthcolony.net/starcityeng/index.html

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