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Old 01-25-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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OK, one of my biggest pet peaves about living here is the lack of a quality Rock radio station. I find there to be one, the END 106.5 and they have talk for 4 hours in the morning. The afternoon show is decent, but you would think with a young pop this size you would have a second selection. Heck the End does have a nice radius though, get it all the way to Winston. Some say the Fox is Rock.. but I am not sure about that. Along with my growing desire to create the ultimate sports bar in Huntersville, maybe I need to create the new rock station for the free air waves. In my new car I plan to have XM or Sirius, but thats 9 months away and can't listen to it at work. GRRR!

Here was an interesting article on the popularity in Charlotte.

Charlotte Observer | 01/25/2008 | Radio Ratings (http://www.charlotte.com/business/story/461851.html - broken link)
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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The Fox is rock-dinosaur rock. See if you can get 93.3 WTPT The Planet from Greenville/Spartanburg. Comes in fine in my car. The End actually imitates EVERYTHING they do. To give in example, the Sixx A.M. song "Life is Beautiful" was number one on the the Planet back in December and the End just started playing it. The End also finally recently started playing more quality classic rock (like Pink Floyd) and doing things like 80s weekends which the Planet has done for a while. They have a talk show in the morning, but they do play music. Overall, 93.3 has much less talk and commercials that 106.5. I much prefer 93.3.
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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With XM, internet radio and mp3 players I rarely listen to regular radio stations any more.
Most of them have sold out to big networks so they all have either lost their local flavor or have their commercials time at the same time (10 minutes to the hour, 20 minutes after the hour).

I can pick up 92.3 here in Huntersville it broadcasts out of Greensboro with ok reception.
Here is a list of stations in the state. NC Radio Stations in North Carolina

For decent selection of internet radio I use this 1Club.FM | PORTAL : Internet Radio, Community, Videos, & MySpace Radio Codes (http://www.1club.fm/index.aspx - broken link)
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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95.7 the Ride is pretty good. Especially on acoustic Sundays...

102.9 (Lite FM) & 90.3 or 90.5 is an oldies station...

Most time though I'm listening to The franchise on 610am (sports talk!)
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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Charlotte has been a radio wasteland for years!!! Nothing new there. I will 2nd 95.7 The Ride, nice mix of old rock, but if you listen too long you can anticipate the next song. While its not rock you might want to try out 88.7, WNCW. It is a public radio station out of Spindale about 95 miles west of CLT. They play a very eclectic mix of music. There was a transmitter in CLT but the building where it was located has been sold and they are trying to find another locale to transmit from. Depending on the winds/clouds and how you hold your tounge you can get their signal on 88.7. Check it out!!!
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Concord
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Honestly, I've had Sirius for a few years now. I was so excited when I found out Howard Stern was coming I subscribed a year before his arrival. I do put 96.9 Kat Country on if I need a traffic report in the morning, but that's about the only thing I put it on for.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:06 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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I would listen to 107.9 the link on a regular basis but all they do is continue to add lame talk shows. Even the "Nite show" that actually played music from 7pm to 5:30 am was cancelled for some more sappy *** shows. I wish they would cancel Matt and Ramona. both those "Personalities" laugh at everything, even stuff that's not funny. I think the weekend is now the only time they play music reguarly. I am also getting sick of 96.1 the beat's playlist of the same songs every hour. It gets no better when I tune to Kiss 95.1 and that same song is on their station. So now I either, listen to CD's, 96.9 the kat, 97.3, or 610.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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96.9 is my morning station now. Good mix of music, talk, news, traffic and comedy. I even like some country.

But I like the harder rock, like Korn, Tool, Linkin Park, etc, and the 90s, where have you gone!
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