Jan 7, 2011

Alice: The new girl in school.

The New girl is a January 3rd format change for Star 102 after the Christmas Music ended.  Alice.  I like some of it, and some of it I don't.  Like all radio stations.  I like it mostly because it's not the same tired old songs on the rest of the FM band.  But radio people don't seem to like it much, based on the reviews from jocks and ex jocks across the street. 

KCKC All Over The Road
Posted on January 7, 2011 at 01:12:11 AM by Candy Cane
My God Alice is all over the road music wise. Target audience 20-50 year olds....what frickin' 50 year old will want to hear the Lemonheads, Mrs. Robinson? Waaaaayyyy to many "stinkers" or "surprise" songs as radioman calls them. Normally when the 20 minutes of commercials comes on, that's when I leave and don't come back for a while. What people they didn't run off by playing Christmas music till January 3rd, their commercials and terrible programming will run off. Total listeners listening now in the entire KC area....29.5! Wow!

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 01:31:56 AM by not an alice fan
I gave the station a listen for about 45 minutes and had to turn it off. First of all, there are way too many spots, second of all, they talk about a tired format, well I think we have heard the tired format start on Monday. I don't know many who actually like this station yet. Seems to me a bad idea, I guess we will find out soon when the numbers come out.

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 01:35:37 AM by yikesHas anyone checked out their facebook page? Seems not just a few but A LOT of listeners hate this idea just as much as us radio geeks. 

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 03:40:25 AM by HeroI would bet money Tesh is only on there because they don't want to pay to end his contract early, so they're just going to run it out.

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 07:13:50 AM by radiomankc
Well, we'll just have to wait and see... I'm not hanging out there like you professionals are. What's pretty clear is that radio people don't like innovation much. You like that comfy sound in a comfy market with all familiar music. Jingles that don't change. One size fits all websites and baritone voices on tape. 

Trouble is, too many radio people are ending up homeless, I guess, like Ted Williams an ex announcer 'discovered' after he posted on youTube.  (At left on the street, at right cleaned up by the network)

I'm not laughing, displacement sucks and its hard to move from such a specialized skillset to finding something new to do. But in one case, it was TV who made the radio star. A golden voice out of a funny looking man's not a surprise for radio people, is it?

TV is more particular with its young pretty botox faces and dyed blonde hair. Which is why a homeless broadcaster with a face for radio, and a fat chumpy women from Britain who sings well gets fifteen minutes of fame.

Television is such a novelty circus, huh? A generation that likes chick bands and Lady Gaga.

I can't imagine why broadcasters can be so smug in such horrible times for them when most deejay shifts have been automated.  The ranks of radio people have been gutted over the past couple years.

There's not one station in this town that this market can't live without. Why? Because there's another one that sounds almost just like it to take its place. Admit it!


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