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Old 04-16-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Looking to download an app for the best station on the Westcoast region. Id prefere them not to play too many old songs. Not really interested in the personalities of the stations, but want to know which city is known for breaking new music for it trinkles its way to the midwest, downsouth & eastcoast areas. Is it Seattle? the Bay Area? LA?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I'm gonna guess LA (just because it is the largest city and probably has the most stations) but really most radio stations are pretty much the same at this point.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I'm gonna guess LA (just because it is the largest city and probably has the most stations) but really most radio stations are pretty much the same at this point.
Yeah, back in the day when stations actually had individuality, KMEL(world premiered Mariah Carey) was the king by far, and their owners copied their format and created the Beat in LA(taking John London and Theo Mizuhara down to LA).

Today, meh, radio is so bad...its the same everywhere.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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I don't think the westcoast gets anything older or newer on their radio stations anymore than other cities do. I had a pretty hard time finding an hip hop/ R&B station in LA which actually surprised me. The urban stations in Detroit, Chicago, and NYC is much better IMO. You should get I heart radio. You can choose a city and see many (but not all) radio stations in that area. It's a great app. But I think I heart radio somehow owns all those stations or something because most of the urban stations in big cities are so damn similar that even their websites are set up the same. You hear the same music pretty much except some local stuff from time to time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I'm gonna guess LA (just because it is the largest city and probably has the most stations) but really most radio stations are pretty much the same at this point.
Thats lazy man. All stations are not the same, that is why I am asking people who live in these cities.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I don't think the westcoast gets anything older or newer on their radio stations anymore than other cities do. I had a pretty hard time finding an hip hop/ R&B station in LA which actually surprised me. The urban stations in Detroit, Chicago, and NYC is much better IMO. You should get I heart radio. You can choose a city and see many (but not all) radio stations in that area. It's a great app. But I think I heart radio somehow owns all those stations or something because most of the urban stations in big cities are so damn similar that even their websites are set up the same. You hear the same music pretty much except some local stuff from time to time.
Yes I live in Atlanta (Clear Channel has no hip hop station in Atlanta) The iHeartRadio app is my new favorite app, thats kinda why I created this thread. Right now my favorite station from iHeartRadio is New York 105.1 and Chicagos WGCI...I even made a thread giving Chicago props for a radio station I thought was was better than the two in Atlanta

I am really feeling radio WGCI!

They pretty much told me their own station sucked..but compared to what Ive been listening to in Atlanta it was great because I wanted to hear NEW music and I did. If people HATE their local stations I say turn to your phone. Download iHeartRadio, AirKast or Winamp/Shoutcast your local station is not your final choice anymore. Mobile apps can take you to any city you want to listen to.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Bay Area hands down.....KMEL 106.1 is the go to station for hip hop and R&b in the Bay Area. I can't stand LA radio stations when I drive down to LA.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Thats lazy man. All stations are not the same, that is why I am asking people who live in these cities.
IMO relying on the radio to find new, up-and-coming artists is lazy, man.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Yes I live in Atlanta (Clear Channel has no hip hop station in Atlanta) The iHeartRadio app is my new favorite app, thats kinda why I created this thread. Right now my favorite station from iHeartRadio is New York 105.1 and Chicagos WGCI...I even made a thread giving Chicago props for a radio station I thought was was better than the two in Atlanta

I am really feeling radio WGCI!

They pretty much told me their own station sucked..but compared to what Ive been listening to in Atlanta it was great because I wanted to hear NEW music and I did. If people HATE their local stations I say turn to your phone. Download iHeartRadio, AirKast or Winamp/Shoutcast your local station is not your final choice anymore. Mobile apps can take you to any city you want to listen to.
Yes those are one of my favorites too. I always cycle between NYC/Chicago/Detroit stations on there. I looked for Atlanta stations but couldn't find any. And as for the bad feedback on the Chicago thread. You should first realize your not on a urban thread what so ever. I doubt 90% of the people here listen to modern day hiphop & R&B.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's 106.1 KMEL. I don't listen to it as much as I did during the second half of the 80's and through the 90's, but they have always remained consistant. Though I have noticed in the last 5-10 years they are less involved promoting local talent as they were back in their 90's heyday.
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