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Old 07-14-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Where are my urban radio music experts. Here's a Wiki list of urban radio stations. For those of you who follow radio you know you have to ignore the ones that say "Rhythmic" because that's pretty much just a new word for "Pop". Anyway, excluding Gospel, Dallas lists four "real" FM urban stations. This is very much expected. But do my eyes decieve me, but excluding the one gospel station, does Houston really only have two FM urban stations? Or is this list just wrong?

List of urban-format radio stations in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's really amazing that they only have one urban format station. Back in 2000, they had four. In 2001, it went down to 2. In 2008, it went down to 1.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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It's really amazing that they only have one urban format station. Back in 2000, they had four. In 2001, it went down to 2. In 2008, it went down to 1.
It's because Hispanic rdio owners bought the stations and converted them into Latino stations. Hopefully someone opens up a new hip-hop/R&B station in Houston, because having just one, in a metro area this large, is just stupid.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Does anyone even listen to terrestrial radio anymore? HD Radio still hasn't caught mainstream attention yet & its been available for several years now.

If anything Houston needs a Dance radio station and/or Old School Hip Hop station the worst. I get tired of the same old Lil' Wayne, Beyonce, & Jay Z crap on rotation 24/7.

Dallas radio stations are slightly better because there is more variety to choose from.

Satellite Radio & Internet Radio are the way to go though.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I thought Houston only had one.
Does 95.7 not count?
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Does 95.7 not count?
No. I went to that station's website and they would be one of those "Rhythmic" format stations, not a true urban format. Meaning they may play crossover urban acts like Drake or Usher, but they also play people like Lady Gaga and Justin Biber. True urban format stations don't play people like that. And rhythmic stations would never play urban acts like Dwele, Raheem Devaughn or Eryka Badu. I know its not politically correct to say it, but think of rhythmic stations as the new school term for white stations and urban as the new term for black stations.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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No. I went to that station's website and they would be one of those "Rhythmic" format stations, not a true urban format. Meaning they may play crossover urban acts like Drake or Usher, but they also play people like Lady Gaga and Justin Biber. True urban format stations don't play people like that. And rhythmic stations would never play urban acts like Dwele, Raheem Devaughn or Eryka Badu. I know its not politically correct to say it, but think of rhythmic stations as the new school term for white stations and urban as the new term for black stations.
I don't think it is neccesarily black/white, I mean there are white people who like rap/hip-hop, etc. And there are black people who don't like rap/hip-hop, etc. (Note: I am not either, so I'm not offended)
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Does 95.7 not count?
95.7 use to be one of those urban stations. That changed in 2001.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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What are the chances Houston gets more urban stations?
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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What are the chances Houston gets more urban stations?
With the direction radio is going in, you would think slim to none. But with Houston’s African-American population growing so fast you never know. I’m no radio expert, but given the size of Houston’s black population I’m just shocked that community has so few stations now. The sheer number of African-Americans living there is staggering for it to have just two stations. Compared to places with similar demographics I’d expect Houston to have at least four stations, two old school and two hip hop stations. So who knows, maybe someone will try to fill the void. I've got to imagine there's enough ad money in that city for more stations.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Dallas, the name carries all the weight.
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