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Old 01-29-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't get Elliot in the Morning here in San Antonio, so I stream it every morning. He makes time fly and runs an entertaining morning show on WWDC, DC101.1 out of Rockville, MD.

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Old 01-29-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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I like listening to 105.9 "The Edge." Good music, but they need to expand that playlist!
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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I think radio all over the country is pretty homogenized and you won't see many variations. Most radio stations are owned by mega corporations that seek to copy formats from market to market. In the Roanoke, VA market the soft rock/adult contemporary station plays all Christmas music in December just like WASH FM in DC does. Every Adult Urban Contemporary R&B station plays a "quiet storm" format of slow love songs at night. So anyone who thinks DC radio sucks probably thinks all radio sucks . I listen to satellite radio. But when I'm in the DC area I like to listen to WTOP news station to see what new is happening in the area.
Not completly true. St. Louis has some good stations, and the Jack/Bob stations have changed the game in regards to how big a playlist can be. But (with few exceptions) I agree that radio is always behind the times, and the mega corporations have no clue...
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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I like listening to 105.9 "The Edge." Good music, but they need to expand that playlist!
best rock station DC has had in 10 years, but it could be better. Maybe you and I could take over for a day and expand their playlist, and their audience
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Not completly true. St. Louis has some good stations, and the Jack/Bob stations have changed the game in regards to how big a playlist can be. But (with few exceptions) I agree that radio is always behind the times, and the mega corporations have no clue...
I agree - not completely true. The Mountain 103.7 in SEATTLE is a fantastic radio station. My only saving grace here is my I-pod, XM in my car and streaming The Mountain (103.7 The Mountain - KMTT Radio Seattle, World Class Rock, Concerts - Homepage - Special) on my computer at home. The radio stations here are absolutely awful.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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The radio stations here are absolutely awful.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:25 AM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Four letters: WHUR.

But yeah, aside from that one, FM radio really, really does suck here. There's way more static (i.e., long gaps between stations) than you'd expect for a metro area this large, and the stations that do exist have too-small playlists (as others have pointed out), bad DJ personalities, and too many commercials.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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FM radio here is like Route 1: Chain stores and restaurants appealing to the lowest common denominator.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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FM radio here is like Route 1...
LOL, what a great line. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it. Now I just have to find a conversation where a line like that would come in handy!
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