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Old 10-08-2010, 08:04 PM
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Does anybody remember 97 Rock? The death of that station was the end of good radio in Houston. Those dudes threw some seriously out of hand beach parties back in the day.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by glorplaxy View Post
KTRU is on 91.7 FM. Saturday morning is a pretty non-structured Desi show that lasts several hours. There is film music, classical music (north and south), folk music, and more from the entire subcontinent, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

I like to turn on the AM Desi stations sometimes, but most of the time it is rather bland film music that is produced much in the same way that the crap that floods our radio stations is.

..but every now and then a good film song does come out.
Is this the only FM we have in Houston?

I like Sunil T from Masala. Great personality and very funny.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas User View Post
Is this the only FM we have in Houston?

I like Sunil T from Masala. Great personality and very funny.

Yes, it is the only FM station that broadcasts Desi programming. To each his own I guess, but I prefer more than just popular Desi film music.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by LAnative10 View Post
What I seem to find is that large cities have the worst radio stations (with Chicago being the exception).

If you think Houston is bad, flip through the stations in LA. Even the Hip-Hop stations in LA (which was basically just Power 106 since KDAY went soul & R&B) play the same s**t you hear on Kiss FM. KROQ (which is LA's only rock station) plays the same songs, over and over again. However, LA seems to have the widest selection of Latin music stations if you are into that. There was also AMP 97.1 and Kiss FM (102.7) for an endless supply of Lady Gaga. So if you like ass-kissing sellout music or Latin Music, LA stations are perfect. If not, youre screwed.

Houston (and Dallas as well) are better, but not by much. At least the Buzz down in Houston and Edge up in Dallas have some variety in what they play. The Box in Houston and the Beat in Dallas are also distinctly different from KRBE and Kiss FM respectively. Like LA, Houston and Dallas have an wide range of Tejano stations. I know we lost 3 stations in Dallas since I have moved here to Tejano (one was country, cant remember what the other two were). I believe the trend is the same in Houston.

I just listen to my Ipod and Pandora. Im done with radio.
The Buzz is horrible. They shouldn't even be called a rock station. They play a lot of the same crap they were playing 10-15 years ago. I swear they are trying to be 94.5 The Buzz, Best Of The 90's. Alice in Chains? Nirvana? Smashing Pumpkins? Come on, there has been newer music made in the last decade.

After listening to Octane on XM radio there is no way I can listen to the 90's and/or emo garbage on The Buzz.
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by behtypa View Post
I also understand that they purchase licenses for broadcasting a handful of songs (some as little as 50) and then loop them through the day.
That's not how music licensing works. Music stations buy "blanket licenses" from the licensing companies ASCAP and BMI, who represent the vast majority of songwriters. The yearly fee paid gives music stations the right to play as many (or as few) songs as they want, as long as they stick to songs written by ASCAP/BMI members.

It's worth noting that, in current law, only the songwriters actually get paid when a song is played. Performers do not get paid, nor do the record companies. Of course, the RIAA is constantly lobbying to change that.

Why don't someone else open other radio channels?
- Is FCC license for a city that expensive? I doubt that. I guess it should be somewhere around $1000-5000 or less (?)
- Is broadcasting equipment is so unaffordable? Don't think so. You can set up a simple 5kW unit (appr. 10-15 mile coverage) for as low as 5K.
In big cities like Houston, the problem is not cost; the problem is spectrum availability. There simply aren't enough slots on the broadcast dial to put in any other stations, especially at high powers like 5kW.

Originally Posted by behtypa View Post
LOL. I forgot that RIAA sharks are all around. )
OK. Let me rephrase: If one buys a licensed CD, can he/she broadcast it over the air? Or an additional fee (aka license/royalty) is required?

If it is required, then I understand why stations don't have many songs to choose from. Each song license is probably worth hundreds...
As I said above, stations buy yearly ASCAP/BMI licenses that cover any song they would play. There's no per-song or per-CD fee.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:38 PM
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Default need help finding talk shows

I so not know where to start a new thread. I hope you may be able to help me.
My brother had a very bad stroke in April 2011. He is a diabetic. The stoke and diabetes both have affected his sight. Sometimes he can not see at all.
He loves to listen to radio talk shows. For example he likes Rush Lindburg ?? and others which I do not know. We live right outside of Houston, TX. Can some tell me what STATIONS these talk shows may be on. I truly appreciate any help. Thanks so much
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:12 PM
Location: Sugar Land
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101.5 FM Stevens & Pruett - The Good Ole Days

I miss those guys
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:40 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Rush is on 740 am locally

Local sports radio...1560 am The Game
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:54 PM
Location: Fort Bend, Brazos River TX
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Try 90.9 ktsu jazz and classical sometimes zydeco and r&b. Pretty nice station.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:00 PM
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We need a Desi radio station to go FM.
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