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Old 06-08-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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I listen to my iPod or a CD, usually because I can't find a decent station. I like newer rock (not classic) and Top 40. There is one or two out there that can work for me in a pinch but they are not consistent. And, I've found that the stations here in the Raleigh area are heavy on commercials and talk. I hate that.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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There are many things I love about this area, but the local radio stations are not among them. I tend to listen mostly to XM or my iPod.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Triangle Area, NC
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Was anyone on this forum in the area when WQDR was still an AOR station? It switched to country back in '84 but before that it was an awesome, trend-setting station for the area.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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yep...I also remember when 93.9 was rock and when RDU first began broadcasting...
Also G105 used to have a more modern rock flair and slowly went the way of Top 40 (anybody remember Michelle the Slave Girl?)
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Radio stinks here. Thank god for my Sirius. Baba Buoy!
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I used to be an XM subscriber; dropped after the Sirius merger killed stations like XM 12 and after the MLB talk channel went down the tubes.

Like many on the thread, 91.5 for news and 88.1 for music does pretty well, with an occasional switch onto 99.9 for Bulls games. Outside these, the AM/FM radio stations in the Triangle rank among the worst of anywhere I've lived. Curious whether the HD subchannels of stations like 100.7 and 105.1 are any better, but I have no intention of investing in an HD set to find out.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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WPTF AM 680 talk radio is the voice of conservatism in NC.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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WPTF AM 680 talk radio is the voice of conservatism in NC.
Yea....if you can make it through all the endless commercials. There's about 18 minutes of actual talk every hour.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Yea....if you can make it through all the endless commercials. There's about 18 minutes of actual talk every hour.
Yeah, I tune in to 680 just for the hell of it sometimes and the commercials definitely take up more than half of every hour, its ridiculous.

Mike
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Third the mention for 88.1 (and I thought I was the only one listening). They play a great mix of indie, cutting edge, and interesting music... with some complete garbage mixed in. I really dig it.
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