posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by SLAYER69
I know you did, my friend. I appreciate your contributions, I am just a bit annoyed at the mis-characterization of this thread being anti-disco and
Lord knows what some of the others are getting at with their boxy remarks.
You did a lot of work on your thread, but perhaps titled it a bit wrong. When I was in Chicago during the whole ordeal with Steve Dahl and Gary
Meyer, the whole issue of the music being associated with gays and so forth was not an issue. The issue was people who liked rock better made an
issue out of hearing Disco being played on the station the two were assiciated with. That was where the, "Disco Sucks," came into play. They were
also on AM radio, and people were tuning into far better stations and theirs was losing out. Stations like TRIAD, and others like WXRT were getting
more listening audiences than Steve and Gary. They had issues with the station they were working for making them play what they considered, crap.
I have a brother that had a radio show on an FM station at the same time all this was happening in Chicago.
The only reason that what happened did, was for a larger audience and perhaps some of the other things you mentioned, but, people were tuning out of
the station Dahl and Meyer were on. Plain and simple, it came down to money earned for commercial spots.
There was no real statement made with what went on, other than it worked people up, and got more listeners to a failing disc jockey and his cohort.
They just couldn't leave the radio waves gracefully.