posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 05:07 PM
Has anyone else noticed that variety is all but gone, when it comes to FM radio? It seems that each station has a playlist of 20 or so songs, which
are in line with the playlists of many other stations. How often do you guys flip through the stations, and hear the same song on 2-3 stations? How
often does a new hit come out, and you get tired of it within two weeks, because it's played over and over on multiple stations? How often are you
stuck in rush hour traffic, and over the course of an hour, don't hear one good song?
It seems the great library of music has been erased, no longer played, and depending on the genre you listen to, might only hear songs from a playlist
that appears to me, to be around 20 songs. There is so much great music out there, from the 60's and 70's, through the 80's, the 90's up until today,
yet the majority simply isn't played. Others must have noticed this. It's damn annoying.
Is the only option satellite radio, with a subscription? Is there a connection between free mainstream radio, and satellite radio, where mainstream
radio is intentionally not playing many songs so we are forced to pay a subscription to listen to decent music? I wonder if the owners of Clear
Channel, which owns many radio stations, have a backdoor agreement with the owners of satellite radio? Play songs from severely limited playlists, and
therefor force more people to consider paying for satellite. Do that, and we'll thank you behind the scenes.
I can't think of another reason for the majority of good music to simply disappear from the radio dial over the past few years.
14-9-2011 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)