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Old 10-06-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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My solution was Sirius/XM. I totally agree that the stations here are crapola except for 740AM KTRH. Good news and Randy Lemmon on the weekends.

Lived in Dallas for 8 years and it was the same crapola. Clear Channel can't program worth a damn.

Ronnie
Yeah Ronnie I think you have the right idea. I just bought a new car and it came with six months of Sirius/XM and I don't think I'll go back to FM broadcast. It will be worth the 9.99/month for the mostly music package.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Their goal is to make profit period. They also look for wide coverage.

I listen to ethnic AM Radio stations like Sangeet Radio 1460am, its great.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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All Houston Radio sux plain & Simple
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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I like the stations here. There are like four rock stations, compared to only one in Miami. I haven't found the jazz station here that an earlier poster alluded to yet. Mostly I just listen to internet stations except when driving.
Actually, I probably should get a laptop built in to my car and wired through the car speakers. I can use my phone as a modem and listen to any station on the internet while I drive. Hmm, nice idea, too lazy for followthrough.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Just use your iPod/aux jack in your stereo, w/ male-to-male wire connected to your laptop's headphone jack.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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When the FCC permitted the consolidation of stations, what to do in a local emergency situation was a big concern. They have since allowed very small fm stations to operate. I'm told it is not so hard to get one. The range is minute, but better than tin cans and a string. A few miles. Let's all get one and consolidate.
I want music that KPFT plays on the weekends.
Love Nouri Nouri on the weekend. ....and Mrs. B.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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106.9 The Point is the only station I really listen to in Houston anymore.

KRBE has gone to crap & so have the Hip Hop stations.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Sirius/XM FTW.
Houston isn't alone. Chicago's radio stations suck as well. When I lived in DC, they had two of the most annoying and terribly hip hop and r&b stations I've ever heard. Radio use to be fun before 1996 and the telecommunications act (they need to repeal this).

Why I find interesting about Houston is that they have ONE hip hop station. ONE. That is unheard of in a major market. Dallas has 2. Chicago has 2. Washington DC has 2 and you can hear Baltimore's 92q in certain parts of the DC area. Heck, little Killeen, Tx has 2. But Houston only has 1. That's odd. But then again, you're not missing much. Heck, Pittsburgh doesn't even have a hip hop station anymore. But if you heard one you heard them all. The same people that owns 97.9 the beat in Dallas owns 97.9 the Box in Houston which was the top station in Texas in the late 90s and 2000. That station fell off so fast.

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Sirius/XM FTW.
Houston isn't alone. Chicago's radio stations suck as well. When I lived in DC, they had two of the most annoying and terribly hip hop and r&b stations I've ever heard. Radio use to be fun before 1996 and the telecommunications act (they need to repeal this).

Why I find interesting about Houston is that they have ONE hip hop station. ONE. That is unheard of in a major market. Dallas has 2. Chicago has 2. Washington DC has 2 and you can hear Baltimore's 92q in certain parts of the DC area. Heck, little Killeen, Tx has 2. But Houston only has 1. That's odd. But then again, you're not missing much. Heck, Pittsburgh doesn't even have a hip hop station anymore. But if you heard one you heard them all. The same people that owns 97.9 the beat in Dallas owns 97.9 the Box in Houston which was the top station in Texas in the late 90s and 2000. That station fell off so fast.
Umm Houston used to have several Hip Hop stations & Party 104.9 was one of them along with 97.9 the Box.

The media market in Texas is changing rapidly & in what used to be an urban/Black dominated market is becoming increasingly Hispanic.

Don't be surprised at all if one day they start playing Tejano music on 97.9 the Beat & Box.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: 77059
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106.9 The Point is the only station I really listen to in Houston anymore.

KRBE has gone to crap & so have the Hip Hop stations.
KRBE went to crap 15 years ago!!
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