Changes in the air at two radio stations

At noon today, Sunny 104.5 and Smooth Jazz 106.1 will go dark as Clear Channel Radio prepares for changes at the two stations. Full Story
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Bill Burke

United States

#1066 Jul 11, 2010
Is anyone out there old enough to remember 'easy listening' formats, i.e. Jackie Gleason, Montavonie, etc. considered to be 'elevator music'?

Bring it back! The absolute crap that passes for music today you can use for audio T.P.! Most of it is R & B, rap crap and the like.

Maybe I'm starting to show my age as I used to be in the broadcasting business years ago and remember how relaxing this old music was to listen to and not key you up, especially when driving in your car.

The audiance that is being pandered to, for nothing less than bottom line reasons as commercials pay the station's bills, is young kids who wouldn't know good music if it hit them in their beared underweared asses we are forced to see everywhere we go anymore!
Devin Flemington NJ

Norristown, PA

#1068 Aug 12, 2010
I like playing rusty trumbones to WJJZ 106.1 real jazz but I like playing my dads rusty trumbone even more
Devin Flemington NJ

Norristown, PA

#1069 Aug 12, 2010
I play the skin flute for fun while I listen to WJJZ but KROK is better.
Ho Lee Schitt

Pennington, NJ

#1071 Aug 17, 2010
Clear channel is known for taking decent radio stations and turning them into classless top 40 stations pandering to the lowest common denominator in our society. Not to mention all the right wing demagogues on clear channel stations. Clear channel is part of the deliberate dumbing down of America and most Americans are dumb enough already!
Jarruda Bergen County

Norwalk, CT

#1072 Aug 17, 2010
Frank wrote:
Both my wife and myself are extremely upset about losing WJJZ. We live about 60 miles from their signal, but were able to get a good signal. I will tell you a truth that cannot be denied. Radio is dead. No matter what format you listen to, you will get the same rotation of songs played, over and over and over. Is anyone out there as sick about this as I am? Even on WJJZ, songs were repeated endlessly, except on Sunday morning and night. There is so much great music for any format out there. And forget about going into another city and looking for a refreshing format. How many Hawks and Cat Country, etc... are out there. Congratulations Clear Channel. Even though WJJZ played the heck out of the same tunes, it was a breath of fresh air on the FM dial.
I can appreiciate what you listeners are going thru - about 3 years
ago NY101.1 FM did away with the 50's/60's oldies and introduced
a format that played all the famous 80's music (which is a decade
i grew up in) it was GREAT, then after about a year they changed back to a mixture of 50's-60's-70's and a few 80's songs = i don't really like the new format at all. I guess they figure they are pleasing all generations by doing this but i think it has the
opposite effect. I hope you listeners can eventually find a suitable replacement for your favorite station.
Mr. Nostalgia
NoSmokieNearMe

AOL

#1073 Aug 18, 2010
Jarruda Bergen County wrote:
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I can appreiciate what you listeners are going thru - about 3 years
ago NY101.1 FM did away with the 50's/60's oldies and introduced
a format that played all the famous 80's music (which is a decade
i grew up in) it was GREAT, then after about a year they changed back to a mixture of 50's-60's-70's and a few 80's songs = i don't really like the new format at all. I guess they figure they are pleasing all generations by doing this but i think it has the
opposite effect. I hope you listeners can eventually find a suitable replacement for your favorite station.
Mr. Nostalgia
I am the exact opposite of you i was devestated when 101.1 got rid of the 60's music and put 80's music in its place. The 60's is when i grew up but also nothing was as great as the 60's music my feeling was if i wanted to hear people scream i wouldnt do it from a radio station. 101.1 did terrible in the new format people wanted an oldies station, there was great memories associated with the 60's music. I refused to listen to 101.1 when they got rid of oldies and finally they put them back but i must admit 70's and 80's music does not make the cut when it comes to good music. But thats all taste. Everyone likes what they grew up with but who can compare with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and groups such as The animals and The Zombies.

I for one either listen to satellite radio or 1410am or 1250am which are oldies stations. Once in awhile 101.1fm plays some good music but only when they have a 60's show otherwise i do not enjoy most of it. Now dont get me wrong i danced to the 70's music but thats what it was good for dancing. Also i am quite a bit older than you but then again my mom who would now be 90 if she was alive loved Bruce Springstein, Queen and Emmerson Lake and Palmer so go figure lol.
Jarruda Bergen County

Norwalk, CT

#1074 Aug 25, 2010
NoSmokieNearMe wrote:
<quoted text>I am the exact opposite of you i was devestated when 101.1 got rid of the 60's music and put 80's music in its place. The 60's is when i grew up but also nothing was as great as the 60's music my feeling was if i wanted to hear people scream i wouldnt do it from a radio station. 101.1 did terrible in the new format people wanted an oldies station, there was great memories associated with the 60's music. I refused to listen to 101.1 when they got rid of oldies and finally they put them back but i must admit 70's and 80's music does not make the cut when it comes to good music. But thats all taste. Everyone likes what they grew up with but who can compare with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and groups such as The animals and The Zombies.
I for one either listen to satellite radio or 1410am or 1250am which are oldies stations. Once in awhile 101.1fm plays some good music but only when they have a 60's show otherwise i do not enjoy most of it. Now dont get me wrong i danced to the 70's music but thats what it was good for dancing. Also i am quite a bit older than you but then again my mom who would now be 90 if she was alive loved Bruce Springstein, Queen and Emmerson Lake and Palmer so go figure lol.
NSNM = well you are not alone in your thinking , a lot of people felt the way you did and refused to listen to 101 anymore.
Frankly its simply a matter of taste and i happen to prefer the
80's ( second british invasion )era music and the early MTV years.
J.A.
NoSmokieNearMe

AOL

#1075 Aug 25, 2010
Jarruda Bergen County wrote:
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NSNM = well you are not alone in your thinking , a lot of people felt the way you did and refused to listen to 101 anymore.
Frankly its simply a matter of taste and i happen to prefer the
80's ( second british invasion )era music and the early MTV years.
J.A.
My best friend loves 80's music but she was born in 1964 when i was in high school lol. When i asked her daughter if she knew of an oldies station she toldme a station that played 2000's music but then she was 14 at the time. So like i always say there are all kinds of music for different peoples tastes. Which is the way it should be. When i saw Santana a few weeks ago he drew people from teens to i suppose 70's maybe older. But then his music is classic and evey generation can find something they like about him. I will stick to my 60's music a lot of those groups are having a resurgence. And lets face it there is good music from every decade maybe more from some but every decade has something positive about their music.
Jarruda Bergen County

Norwalk, CT

#1076 Aug 26, 2010
NoSmokieNearMe wrote:
<quoted text>My best friend loves 80's music but she was born in 1964 when i was in high school lol. When i asked her daughter if she knew of an oldies station she toldme a station that played 2000's music but then she was 14 at the time. So like i always say there are all kinds of music for different peoples tastes. Which is the way it should be. When i saw Santana a few weeks ago he drew people from teens to i suppose 70's maybe older. But then his music is classic and evey generation can find something they like about him. I will stick to my 60's music a lot of those groups are having a resurgence. And lets face it there is good music from every decade maybe more from some but every decade has something positive about their music.
Well put, by the way, teenagers think anyone over 35 is OLD - they
look right thru older people like we are not even there - I noticed
this at a wedding recently. I shouldn't object because subconsciously i probably did the same thing at their age - the difference is that I always respected my elders and a lot of teenagers (not all) no longer have that attitude.
J.A.
crusader

Independence, KS

#1077 Aug 28, 2010
alicia

Little Rock, AR

#1078 Mar 5, 2011

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