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by donobrian
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Are OLDIES really bad (dead)?
Replies: 16
Views: 5116

Re: Are OLDIES really bad (dead)?

People like us the passionate music fans don't use radio to here a wide variety of music, they like to do that themselves through streaming a select list that they control or their own collection. When they do come to us, it is for a personality or a promotion we are doing. The masses just want to h...
by donobrian
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Are OLDIES really bad (dead)?
Replies: 16
Views: 5116

Re: Are OLDIES really bad (dead)?

Your purpose is to attract the most ears that you can and people want familiar music from radio now more than ever. Radio is not for the passionate music fans, they have their own collection or stream a mix customized to them. I have played music live to hundreds of people and while I had thousands ...
by donobrian
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Need Help Switching Format
Replies: 15
Views: 8451

Re: Need Help Switching Format

I was thinking more along the lines of, "Country music, a celebration of ignorance!" You wont have a problem with the music, it doesn't matter if you like it or not. The problem you might have from the above text that you typed is that you look down on your audience for not agreeing with you. If you...
by donobrian
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Re: New Carly Rae Jepsen song. The song of the summer?

There are so many better songs out there than this one. Radio is currently giving this song more spins than it deserves. Thankfully the point is coming with this one where programmers are going to have to accept the scores and realize that more exposure is not going to change what the audience is sa...
by donobrian
Fri May 29, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: New Maroon 5 single
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Re: New Maroon 5 single

Starships was a hit, mind and booty weren't. I don't see why you would play any of them now, much better choice to fill your recurrents and gold. Smart move with Maroon 5 is to keep the spins around 30x a week and wait a bit. Name alone with get it to 10, but that doesn't mean it is a hit. As someon...
by donobrian
Thu May 28, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: New Maroon 5 single
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Re: New Maroon 5 single

One more thing, as we know just because WE the radio people take a song to #15 or so the mediabase radio spins chart, that doesn't mean a song is a hit. Hell GDFR was #10 and it is questionable if that song was a hit, yeah I know there are stories in some markets, but other markets they couldn't eve...
by donobrian
Thu May 28, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: New Maroon 5 single
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Re: New Maroon 5 single

57 on the itunes dl chart......well maybe it just takes awhile to get into this one. :) I think it sounds good, the immature lyrics are dwarfed by a good beat and strong melody, Adam's voice is very unique and recognizable in the current day biggest band on the planet, tho I don't know what the othe...
by donobrian
Wed May 20, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: New Maroon 5 single
Replies: 16
Views: 5577

Re: New Maroon 5 single

So take the instrumental and the regular song and mute down the mother part and play the instrumental over it. You can do the whole song in audition in about 15 minutes give or take.
by donobrian
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Rock
Topic: New Hard Rock on Active Rock is Dead, Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 16058

Re: New Hard Rock on Active Rock is Dead, Why?

I love to look at the old arbitron ratings, I have a site where I can look back at the 80s 90s ratings for all the markets and it breaks down by demo and sex. Back in the 80s rock radio had ownership of all male demos. Some markets chr did well with men, but rock really dominated, sometimes 3 statio...
by donobrian
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: Katy Perry - This Is How We Dof
Replies: 2
Views: 11408

Re: Katy Perry Alternative - "Walking On Air" or "Internatio

Walking on Air is not a #1 song, but it is top 10 material and no doubt will get a better response than "how we do".

Hey what do I know, I only screamed that Disclosure Latch was a hit more than a year ago and did the same with Clean Bandit back in January. :)