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Old 05-16-2009, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I'm not a fan of R+B and Hip Hop, but I saw on teh news WAMO was beiing sold and the format was going to be converted to a reigious format. Personally, the Pittsburgh radio format already sucks, we really need a better selection of radio stations that don't sound like each other (another religious channel?) Now there will be a void in the urban market. What is wrong with Pittsburgh radio? No variety! We don't even have a real alternative station, a real classic rock station, a real new rock station. Sorry, the X doesn't count, they are stuck in the 90s and rarely play true "alternative" rock. WDVE doesn't count either. They rarely play deep cuts (which is what classic rock stations are known for) and rarely play new rock. They lack variety.

Sorry to ramble, but I'll stick with WYEP, Music Choice, my CDs and My iPod until I can afford sattelite radio.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I love R&b and Hip Hop and am so mad that it is being sold. Talk about a future total failure of a station.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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Don't we already have a religious station??

That sucks even though I don't listen to any local radio, Sirius gives me all I could want and more.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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A religious station??

We'll see how long that lasts in Pittsburgh!
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Westmoreland County, PA
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If WAMO is the only R&B / hip hop station, how could it not be doing well enough? And how could a religious one do better? Is it cheaper to run the latter? I wouldn't think so.
And the stations I can get here are horrible. I've heard Rainbow more in the last 2 years than in the previous 20. Get with it! The year 2000 was 9 years ago! Play something good! And stop talking all afternoon - I want music, not stuff that belongs on AM.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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This seriously just ruined my day.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Diversity.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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If WAMO is the only R&B / hip hop station, how could it not be doing well enough? And how could a religious one do better? Is it cheaper to run the latter? I wouldn't think so.
And the stations I can get here are horrible. I've heard Rainbow more in the last 2 years than in the previous 20. Get with it! The year 2000 was 9 years ago! Play something good! And stop talking all afternoon - I want music, not stuff that belongs on AM.
A few years back, San Francisco -- the fourth largest radio market in the USA, lost it's only country station. I found it fascinating that we could lose our only country station. (We now have two, that I don't listen to)

That's when I found this site....

http://www.radioandrecords.com/RRRatings/


And there I found that WAMO is #8 with a 4.5 market share. Pretty respectable... http://www.radioandrecords.com/RRRat...0:00%20AM&CE=0
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA & Sh-ittsburgh, PA
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Sad for the workers, but it might stop all the WAMO related nightclub shootings in the strip on the weekends.

http://www.barsmart.com/viewtopic.cf...BE04F072B4D3C6

http://www.barsmart.com/viewtopic.cf...11277E62BAFA25
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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So here's what I don't understand...WAMO 106.7's rating were NOT bad. The other religious formatted FM station, 101.5 doesn't even pull a 2 in the ratings. Now...if you ask me, this was a very bad move all around, not to mention blowing up another heritage station that was not performing poorly.

Why don't we make DVE all Kid's Bop 24/7 and take KDKA while we're at it and program it with a bunch of wildlife noises 24/7...
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