New Radio Station

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  1. Ron H

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    There's a radio station in my area playing older tunes from the 50's and 60's and they play old commercials too. What a nice change; reminds me of my youth listening to the radio, just great having it on my garage stereo. Some tunes I had long forgotten about having not heard them in decades. And not many commercials. Will see how long this can last.
     
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      Do they play great songs like these?



       
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        There is a sttion, can't remember where it's out of, on Sunday's they play the '50s & '60s stuff. Then a couple years ago we got a Classic Country station, mainly '80s and '90s stuff. They had a tag line, tell us what you like and what you don't like, and they gave the phone number. I'd call and tell them just don't become just another station playing the same songs over and over and over.....that lasted 6 months, and the phone quit working.
         
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          My sister-in-law listens only to 50’s/ early sixties oldies. Personally it drives me nuts after about the third song. We bring ear buds for long car rides when she’s driving. To each their own I guess. Enjoy!
           
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          Well RC, don't think they played those yet. Funny how I remember when that bird song came out and my mother bust out laughing and my dad winced shaking his head.
           
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          Awesome to hear of ANY radio station starting up, especially one that isn’t playing that insipid, boring crap being churned out today. I wish them every success.
           
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            I listen to SiriusXM 60's in the truck and in the shop and also on my Harley! Some 50's sometimes. Guys are right though, after a while I find myself knowing what song is going to play next. Just one big (or not so big?) loop. ruffcut
             
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            • Tony Tee

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              Central Florida has a new station. (trueoldieschannel.com)
              I like when they play, The little old lady from Pasadena.....you know she's got a super stock dodge in that rickety old garage.!
               
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              I foolishly bought one new car.. With it came a 90 day trial of XM Radio... At first I was thrilled, all these songs I hadn't heard in years... Within a week the same songs had played at least once a day... Within 30 days I'd turned off XM, just another noise box.... I sure as hell ain't paying for it...

              Hope your new station is able to remain fresh and without a loop....
               
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                shame that some of these singers/groups can have 30-40+ year careers, countless top 10 and #1 hits, but these stations play only one maybe two of their songs.
                 
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                • Fran Blacker

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                  Kern dog's double singing (if you want to call it that) Surfin' Bird.
                   
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                    get the xm on my new trucks I buy every 5 years or so, the loop gets old quick, did pandora for a while then its buy this buy that. found an app on my phone which is pretty cool called "FM radio", there are a shit ton of radio stations from all over the world, some with no commercials, from one end of the spectrum to the other. I usually listen to classic rock out of coco beach florida, it's commercial free, this is the one of three apps I've ever downloaded on my phone so I'm not the cutting edge app guru, just sick of listening to the same ole shit. they play quite a bit of songs i haven't heard in years, stuff i used to hear on the radio.
                     
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                    I'm on the fringe of a new station that plays "hard" rock including 80's.

                    I like it.

                    Wish it came in better.

                    First time I've heard Dokken on the radio in decades.
                     
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                      Dish TV gives you a load of free Sirius channels plus some others, all with zero commercials. The jocks don't barf endlessly, and sometimes there isn't one at all. I put a wireless set in the shop, hooked it up to some externally powered Bose speakers and flip around to multiple genre's and era's so it's always pretty fresh. It's great!
                       
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                        I gotta have serrius XM. Mostly for Howard Stern, partly because local radio up here is just awful.
                        The CBC in the sixties used to be a world class news and info network, available free to literally every household in Canada. Now it all aboriginal - LGBTQ15 - BLM crap, all day, every day. It’s sad.
                        When I’m in Mexico our place is right on the coast. At night I can pick up literally dozens of awesome FM stations playing great music that I’ve never heard before.
                        Years ago I was involved in pirate radio. That was pretty cool, and it still exists on a small basis today but the internet has pretty much wiped it out.
                         
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                        • sam dupont

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                          I grew up with a college FM station with no commercials. They had the required PSA'a and ID's every half hour, but no talking, no Top 40, and no Stairway to Heaven. Every other Led song, though.
                          I am a new convert to Rush after seeing a live concert on Youtube. My only exposure to Rush was Tom Sawyer. I thought that was the only song they did, listening to commercial radio. Turns out they have talent.
                          Were I to start a station, I would play all of the great songs commercial radio didn't play. Blue Oyster Cult had some great stuff, but we hear only Don't Fear the Reefer. Commercial radio still sucks, but they own all of the licenses, so they have a monopoly and don't have to compete for our patronage. Mention: Ten Years After, and kids go: Huh?
                           
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                            I used to listen to KTEQ Rapid City. S.D. school of mines & technology's station, I was even a DJ there for awhile. Fun times!
                             
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                              We had a station called The Loop for decades, and it finally went under a year or two back. It was replaced by a somewhat religious music channel, the last three songs they played included Shout at the devil and Highway to Hell. I had stopped listening years before bc it was literally the same play list day after day. I had tuned in after a while and it was as if I had put in a recording of the last broadcast I heard. I had always been told that the advertisers dictated what the songs were bc they thought that's what people wanted to hear...apparently not.
                               
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                                I listen to a local classic rock station that on Sunday mornings they broadcast a local church services. One morning the first song they played after the church services was AC/DC Highway to Hell.
                                 
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