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Old 06-09-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Lately I'm hearing stuff I don't remember hearing before, like Stray Cats. And apparently they played an OMD song earlier today according to Radio.com. Well finally. Oh, and they apparently played Material Girl too -- did somebody who works there see that other thread I started on here? Well you're welcome -- let me know when I can pick up my check, whoever you are.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yeah, I actually heard "Rock This Town" today on KRTH. No doubt they'll play it 20 times a day from now on.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Fountain Valley Ca.
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I haven't listened to them for years mainly because of the repetition. There are quite a few of those older songs that I never want to hear again in my life. Sometimes I think I've heard them a billion times already. You know, like Lola, Freebird, Stairway to Heaven. I could come up with many more. Most of them except Lola I thought were at least decent songs, but I'm done with em.
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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In the beginning, they played songs from the 60s and 70s, exclusively. Those days are long gone and I don't listen to them any longer. Thankfully, KXFM-LP plays a lot of that classic Rock and Roll, and without hardly any commercials. Even though their power limits them to the Antelope Valley, they are on Tune-In and can thereby be heard across the country.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:45 AM
 
Location: La La Land
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Having moved here from elsewhere, and having suffered the virus-like encroachment of rap,hip hop, and "modern rock" (which resemble overly processed noise more than music), I found KRTH to be a refreshing change. Hopefully, they won't deviate greatly from their existing playlist.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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In the beginning, they played songs from the 60s and 70s, exclusively. Those days are long gone and I don't listen to them any longer. Thankfully, KXFM-LP plays a lot of that classic Rock and Roll, and without hardly any commercials. Even though their power limits them to the Antelope Valley, they are on Tune-In and can thereby be heard across the country.
That's because time has moved on....not too hard to understand.

When I moved to LA in 1988, it was the 60s and 70s music they played, you do realize now that the 80s music is considered oldies?

Those of us who were young in the 80s are now well into our late 40s or 50s.

And they never advertised as a 60s and 70s station, it was oldies.

Again, time moves on.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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When I moved to LA in 1988, it was the 60s and 70s music they played, you do realize now that the 80s music is considered oldies?
That's interesting -- I seem to remember commercials featuring a woodie with surfboards on top that advertised KRTH as a 50's to early 60's station featuring stuff like The Beach Boys.

Just found this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71BUmh3nz08

And this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-P9bqGroLg
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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It would be interesting to hear what Brian Beirne, "Mr. Rock and Roll", would have to say about KRTH's new format.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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K-RTH 101.1 FM (K-Earth) debuted in Los Angeles in 1972 (though as an FM station it had been in LA since the 40's).

The call letters were a nod to "earth day" which was first held in 1970.

The "oldies format" was a novelty in those days. In the initial years the musical focus was the hits from the 1950's and early 60's. As the years progressed, what constituted the "oldies" would be refined.

I recall as a kid in the late 70's hearing 1950's music on K-Earth.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It would be interesting to hear what Brian Beirne, "Mr. Rock and Roll", would have to say about KRTH's new format.
Mr. Rock and Roll commenting about K-Earth's old format:

"I had a good feeling about what we were doing, and you can't go wrong playing the hits," he said. "Long after we're gone, people will be digging out a Chuck Berry or an Elvis song. Ninety-five percent of the rest of it, people will never remember."

KRTH puts a new spin on oldies - Page 2 - latimes
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