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Unread 01-10-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: NYC but Georgia on my mind...
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Default Why no country music station in NYC?

Can anyone explain this? I love country music, and this is the only city that I have been to that does not have a country music station.

I will be in NYC in July and want to listen to music that I enjoy.

Didn't NYC used to have a country music station in the past?
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Unread 01-10-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: a fantasy world
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Get an Ipod like the rest of the world. or Pandora.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: NYC but Georgia on my mind...
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I have an ipod and I don't really like Pandora. I want to listen to it while I am driving. And I don't want to have to deal with controlling my Ipod and controlling the steering wheel at the same time.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 02:02 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I could always tell I was nearing home when the country music stations disappeared and were replaced with Spanish and hip-hop stations.

I knew very few people who listened to country music when I was growing up. Wrong place for it.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Lack of country music in NYC explained: it's not popular here.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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I think there was a country-ish station some time back in the 80s but the ratings sucked and they changed it over to various other formats over the years.

Country music just isn't popular here. People here like rock, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, pop, and Spanish music.

If you're here and you want to listen to country, either buy a ton of CDs to listen to in your car or get satellite radio.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Get an hd radio and listen for away stations.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 04:23 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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New York country music sounds almost like an oxymoron.

There's something about accent (which I think is often forced) which sounds jarring to the New York ears. Or at least mine. Perhaps if they sang in New York accents it'd go over better...
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Unread 01-10-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Queens
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i can't even imagine how that would get any listeners.
new yorkers driving down the BQE, listening to a country station?
it just seems so foreign, culturally.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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I have an ipod and I don't really like Pandora. I want to listen to it while I am driving. And I don't want to have to deal with controlling my Ipod and controlling the steering wheel at the same time.
Make a few CDs of your favorite country music and play that.

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