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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: PB
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
Is AMERICANA at all popular? (Old Crow Medicine Show, etc.) Y'know the alt-country type of bands? (Jayhawks, etc.) Or even that old outlaw country like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, etc.

Seems like it is in other similar cities - Knoxville, Portland, Minneapolis, etc.

Does that kind of bypass Pittsburgh, is there any radio programs that plays at least a little bit of it?
Honestly, those genres are in the same niche level as punk and psychobilly around here it seems. I check concert lists all the time and it's rare to see anyone in those genres come here.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I see Pittsburgh as a pretty decent blues town.

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There's not one song where wiz raps about dealing drugs or killing people... He does smoke a lot of weed, but what's wrong with that!? Almost every legendary artist smoked weed, and most did more such as acid, shrooms, heroin, coke, etc. Wiz is more chics and weed
So did their fans!
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Here's how I would lay out Pittsburgh's musical tastes:

- Majority of adults are into Bon Jovi/Poison/1980's rock
- Large section of adults and 20 somethings are into mainstream Kenny Chesney-esque country
- Large portion of young people and adults listen to whatever is played on FM radio (FM still has relevancy to the majority of Pittsburghers, just look at how big Froggy and WDVE are)
- Fairly large following with hipsters, indy/alt rock, and WYEP
- A medium size group of young people are into the hip hop scene
- Small (but rapidly growing) group of young people are into electronic music

Folks that into other niche genres (real metal/punk/psychobilly etc.) make up an extremely small portion of musical tastes.
I'd say this is a pretty accurate assessment
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Aqua Teen Carl View Post
Here's how I would lay out Pittsburgh's musical tastes:

- Majority of adults are into Bon Jovi/Poison/1980's rock
- Large section of adults and 20 somethings are into mainstream Kenny Chesney-esque country
- Large portion of young people and adults listen to whatever is played on FM radio (FM still has relevancy to the majority of Pittsburghers, just look at how big Froggy and WDVE are)
- Fairly large following with hipsters, indy/alt rock, and WYEP
- A medium size group of young people are into the hip hop scene
- Small (but rapidly growing) group of young people are into electronic music

Folks that into other niche genres (real metal/punk/psychobilly etc.) make up an extremely small portion of musical tastes.
You keep forgetting BLUES!
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
Is AMERICANA at all popular? (Old Crow Medicine Show, etc.) Y'know the alt-country type of bands? (Jayhawks, etc.) Or even that old outlaw country like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, etc.

Seems like it is in other similar cities - Knoxville, Portland, Minneapolis, etc.

Does that kind of bypass Pittsburgh, is there any radio programs that plays at least a little bit of it?
WYEP is the main station for those. The Avett Bros., Wilco, Old 97s, Mumford, Son Volt, Stev Earle, Low Anthem, Okkervill River, get airplay on that station and do pretty well here. Wilco sold out last year and the Avett Bros. come here frequently. Steve Earle returns to Greensburg in August. Old 97s come by frequently as well. The Low Anthem just played Brillobox and Earle, Son Volt and Old 97s played Hartwood Acres two years ago
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Unread 05-23-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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I would love to see Sleeping Giants, Push, Buzz Poets play again at Nick's Fat City... all I got is nostalgia, memories and once in a while a dose of Clarks.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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ARBITRON RATINGS FOR PITTSBURGH - APRIL 2011

T1. WDVE (102.5 FM)
Nickname: "DVE"
Format: Heritage Rock
Rating: 8.6
T1. WKST (96.1 FM)
Nickname: "96.1 Kiss FM"
Format: Top 40
Rating: 8.6
3. WRRK (96.9 FM)
Nickname: "96.9 Bob FM"
Format: Variety Hits
Rating: 7.1
4. WSHH (99.7 FM)
Nickname: "Wish 99.7"
Format: Adult Contemporary
Rating: 6.9
5. WPGB (104.7 FM)
Nickname: "FM News Talk 104.7"
Format: News/Talk
Rating: 6.7
6. WWSW (94.5 FM)
Nickname: "3WS"
Format: Classic Hits
Rating: 6.0
T7. KDKA (1020 AM)
Nickname: "News Radio 1020 KDKA"
Format: News/Talk
Rating: 5.9
T7. WXDX (105.9 FM)
Nickname: "The X"
Format: Alternative Rock
Rating: 5.9
9. WDSY (107.9 FM)
Nickname: "Y108"
Format: Country
Rating: 5.6
10. WBZZ (100.7 FM)
Nickname: "Star 100.7"
Format: Hot AC
Rating: 5.2
11. WJAS (1320 AM)
Nickname: "WJAS 1320"
Format: Nostalgia
Rating: 3.3
12. WPKV (98.3 FM)
Nickname: "K-Love"
Format: Contemporary Christian
Rating: 2.7
13. WLTJ (92.9 FM)
Nickname: "Q92.9"
Format: Adult Contemporary
Rating: 2.6
14. WPKL (99.3 FM)
Nickname: "92.1/99.3 The Pickle"
Format: Classic Hits
Rating: 2.5
(Transmitter located in Fayette County.)
15. KDKA (93.7 FM)
Nickname: "93.7 The Fan"
Format: Sports
Rating: 2.4
16. WDUQ (90.5 FM)
Nickname: "DUQ"
Format: Public Radio
Rating: 2.0
17. WOGG (94.9 FM)
Nickname: "Froggy 94.9 Country"
Format: Country
Rating: 1.8
(Transmitter located in Fayette County.)
T18. WOGI (104.3 FM)
Nickname: "Froggy 104"
Format: Country
Rating: 1.7
(Transmitter located in Beaver County.)
T18. WQED (89.3 FM)
Nickname: "WQED"
Format: Public Radio
Rating: 1.7
20. WHJB (107.1 FM)
Nickname: "Classic Hits 107.1"
Format: Classic Hits
Rating: 1.6
(Transmitter located in Westmoreland County.)
21. WORD (101.5 FM)
Nickname: "101.5 Word FM"
Format: Christian Talk
Rating: 1.5
22. WYEP (91.3 FM)
Nickname: "91.3 WYEP"
Format: Adult Alternative
Rating: 1.3
T23. WJPA (95.3 FM)
Nickname: "95.3 WJPA"
Format: Oldies
Rating: 0.9
(Transmitter located in Washington County.)
T23. WKPL (92.1 FM)
Nickname: "92.1/99.3 The Pickle"
Format: Classic Hits
Rating: 0.9
(Transmitter located in Beaver County.)
T25. WOGH (103.5 FM)
Nickname: "Froggy 103"
Format: Country
Rating: 0.8
(Transmitter located in Jefferson County, OH.)
T25. WVAQ (101.9 FM)
Nickname: "102 WVAQ"
Format: Top 40
Rating: 0.8
(Transmitter located in Monongalia County, WV.)
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Unread 05-23-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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They call it "Heritage Rock" now?

And I hate how they call The X "alternative." They play Metallica, Danzig and Pantera and they are metal, NOT alternative!

I also had no idea the aribitration ratings covered public radio, "outlying" stations and WV stations.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Surprising thing to me on that list is the fall of KDKA. Been a while since they were #1, but they were still consistently #2 to DVE up until fairly recently.

That's not really anything to do with music, though, since KDKA doesn't play music. I haven't turned to regular radio for music in ages. Too many commercials anyway. YEP is not bad sometimes but they have generally had a format that makes sure there is this many of xyz genre every hour and so forth. Plus weekends, when I would be most likely to listen, they have too many special hours of stuff that I am not into. I used to have Sirius, but I've ditched even that now in favor of all Pandora, all the time.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'd say this is a pretty accurate assessment
Yeah, but he forgot to mention Donnie Iris!
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