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Old 09-08-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio (near Hausman and Babcock)
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I don't really listen to the radio, except NPR. I subscribe to Napster and listen to what I want to while I'm working on the computer. Not too impressed with the San Antonio radio stations here. I lived in Dallas and they have a great radio market up there. When I lived in Austin I listened to John Ailee (sp?) on KUT, his show called Eklektikos, every day from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Played a wide variety of music, great stuff.

When I'm in the car, I usually find myself giving up on finding something to listen to on the FM and just stick in a CD. Does this city even have an Oldies station??? I'm a Generation X, but I love the Oldies.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:12 AM
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Location: Ohio
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When I'm in the car, I usually find myself giving up on finding something to listen to on the FM and just stick in a CD. Does this city even have an Oldies station??? I'm a Generation X, but I love the Oldies.
KONO 101.9 is the closest thing to an oldies station here. In the past year, the format there has been tweaked to remove most late 60s tracks in favor of 70s music. Mostly the Oldies format is disappearing around the country as the audience gets older than the magic age of 54.

If you want Golden Oldies, you may find what you're looking for on KAHL 1310 AM.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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As someone who has made a 14-year career out of radio...I can tell you that radio not only sucks in San Antonio, but around the country and world in general. Bowie was right when he said deregulation (in America and Canada!) was the culprit. The other culprit is faulty audience research which causes stations to be afraid of original programs and play music with the "lowest common denominator" in mind. Fortunately, Arbitron has developed PPM's or "portable people meters" that should give the industry a less generalized idea of what people like to hear.

That's why I work in public radio. krtu 91.7 fm | jazz for san antonio we don't put much faith in arbitron statistics.


PS...San Antonio is one of the few cities in the country to have a Jazz Station...and we've had to fight hard for it!
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Ohhh, without reading any other posts, I have to strongly disagree. Outside of Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw, San Diego radio is horrible! I return about ever month or two and the same music is still being played that was in rotation 5 years ago. San Antonio radio is a refreshing change.
Being in San Diego, I have to say I agree! I like Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw, when I catch them. Unfortunately, my car presets are all over the place and, since I bought it, I haven't really bothered to change them to my preferences.

When I am home, though, I like to get my dose of Tejano, so I'm good! However, I do notice quite a bit of hip-hop crap.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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One thing you have to remember is even though we are the 7th largest city we are only the 28th largest metro and 30th in size of radio markets, so forget that we are the 7th largest city. That helps to explain, radio, tv, and many of the other things people talk about on this forum.

Austin's market is much smaller, but, I wouldn't say the radio stations are that much better.

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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Thank goodness we are so close to Austin (for their radio stations), and for XM radio.

At work we can only listen to the radio in our office. Everything except the country stations and 91.7 is garbage. How many pop/rap stations do we need. 96.1, 98.5, 106.7 (they all have garbage). Where is the good mixture of music? 102.7 is horrible, they play 70 and 80's rock most of the time. 101.9 and 105.3 are the most conservative stations in the city!

If you can get reception from Austin you are lucky. They have a BIG mixture of stations and music, Something for everyone!

I think the radio in San Antonio sucks!!! How about you?

Yes, BOB FM comes in pretty well, and it beats the hell out of JACK FM.
I like KSYM, and one station plays live from the Bonham on the weekends. The dance music is pretty good. San Antonio stations get good, then they change the format, and then they start to kinda suck. They will get good again.
I never tune into Austin Radio stations, I heard they are decent, but, Austin is a pretty boring town. It has to be one of the most overrated burbs in the country, seriously.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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In my opinon Satellite Radio is the future. I will never go back to crappy AM/FM radio.

I can get 100% commercial free music, Howard Stern in the morning, great sports coverage and special niche stations such as a true oldies station (Sirius Gold) and a 90's alternative station (lithium).

It pays for itself.

Glad to see I' not the only one who thinks AM/FM radio sucks.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well good. It's not just me. When we got here this summer and I started scanning for stations I was shocked! I can't even get a good country station. I ditto those who listen to NPR! I'll listen to K-Love too (I don't have to worry about what my kids are hearing in the car with K-Love). Yep, really thinking about that Satellite Radio...
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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42Jet, Christmas maybe a good time to look into Sat Radio. There will be deals and hopefully interoperable radios (will allow you to get SIRIUS AND XM, ALL STATIONS). Not bad for $16.99 a month.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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42Jet, Christmas maybe a good time to look into Sat Radio. There will be deals and hopefully interoperable radios (will allow you to get SIRIUS AND XM, ALL STATIONS). Not bad for $16.99 a month.
Man, if they had an interoperable SAT radio with Sirius AND XM, I'd pay double a month in a heartbeat!
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