Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 01:44:15 EDT 2013

A long term staffer at WODS told me that the station died because the
CBS/Boston sales staff (which is 100% commission ) had no clue how to sell
to an older demo.

The paradox is the 'older demo' are the ones most likely to listen to radio.

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:19 AM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>wrote:

> <<On Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:31:19 -0400, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:
> > What I find curious is that today very few stations that play 70's music
> > will touch Debbie Boone's 'You Light Up My Life' which I believe was the
> > most sold single of the 70's.
> It seems that the music of past periods gets re-segmented according to
> our modern notion of genre and format.  You'll notice that 80's
> nostalgia formats (e.g., SiriusXM 80s on 8) play comparatively little
> of the high-charting R&B hits of that decade, even the artists who got
> MTV airplay then like Michael Jackson.  In contrast, those formats are
> much heavier on New Wave than the contemporary charts, because that's
> the sort of music that is still considered to fit in the overall
> format.
> -GAWollman

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