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October 2nd, 2005

We Play Anything

A topic for discussion today: “we play anything” radio stations (like the Jack FM format) are temporary changes, and will be gone in less than five years due to a lack of cohesion in the format. Discuss.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Aaron [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday October 2, 2005 -- 3:01:11 pm
Radio? Does that still exist? I thought they re-assigned the broadcast bands to wireless or something...

FROM: Stuart
DATE: Wednesday October 5, 2005 -- 9:17:22 pm
Probably true. Although radio is going to be around for years to come, due to its wide availability, easy of reception, etc, stations that broadcast anything will likely prove unpopular. What could happen is that the listener base will tend to choose the same type of material, reinforcing the existing base, and the station will morph into whatever format that is.

FROM: Monica
DATE: Friday October 7, 2005 -- 9:23:34 am
I was sooo happy to hear New Order's "Bizzare Love Triangle" on the radio, so I hope this play-anything format stays around for a while. Especially if they put a time limit on it--like "we'll play anything made before 2002" or something. (Cause whatever they're calling rock these days sucks)

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday October 9, 2005 -- 9:35:28 pm
Monica: weird. A radio station near me (out in SF) has recently started playing a Bizarre Love Triangle remix. Every day, around 5:20. Makes for a nice commute home...

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