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    Rock Station WLUP taken out after 41 years

    I grew up listening to to this station and it really sucks to see it go. 41 years on the air playing only Rock and largely responsible for killing the Disco movement in Chicago during the 70's!!!!!!!!!!!!! Christian Contemporary Format takes over this Saturday...

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    Corporations are destroying radio. The classic rock station in Seattle (KZOK) got taken over by Willard Mittens Romney's Clear Channel right around the first of the year. So far there hasn't been an official format change, but definitely more cheesy ballads of the Journey/Foreigner type than actual classic rock, especially in the mornings. Thank God there hasn't been an onslaught of Van Hagar.... yet.

    The other Clear Channel stations in the area all swapped formats, which sucks ass because the only one that would come in with any decent signal on my bedroom clock radio was an "80's alternative" station which has now flipped to "smooth jazz". How the fuck am I supposed to wake up to that shit??

    Never been to Chicago, so I never actually listened to WLUP, but I do remember Steve Dahl, and some of his parody records from the late 70s, which got some airplay on the old pre-corporate radio KISW over here in Cascadia. And the whole Disco Demolition thing.. whether it was him or KISW's Steve Slaton who came up with it first, they both started the backlash to that shitty music. If they tried something like that now in corporatized radio, the suits would probably pull them off the air.
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    Yeah, but even the stations that have been utilizing the classic rock format have been killing themselves off for decades by playing the same 4 songs from the same dozen groups over and over again.

    Once playlists left the discretion of the disc jockeys and were generated by computers in the home office, it was only a matter of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Take 'Em View Post
    Christian Contemporary Format takes over this Saturday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Corporations are destroying radio. The classic rock station in Seattle (KZOK) got taken over by Willard Mittens Romney's Clear Channel right around the first of the year. So far there hasn't been an official format change, but definitely more cheesy ballads of the Journey/Foreigner type than actual classic rock, especially in the mornings. Thank God there hasn't been an onslaught of Van Hagar.... yet.

    The other Clear Channel stations in the area all swapped formats, which sucks ass because the only one that would come in with any decent signal on my bedroom clock radio was an "80's alternative" station which has now flipped to "smooth jazz". How the fuck am I supposed to wake up to that shit??

    Never been to Chicago, so I never actually listened to WLUP, but I do remember Steve Dahl, and some of his parody records from the late 70s, which got some airplay on the old pre-corporate radio KISW over here in Cascadia. And the whole Disco Demolition thing.. whether it was him or KISW's Steve Slaton who came up with it first, they both started the backlash to that shitty music. If they tried something like that now in corporatized radio, the suits would probably pull them off the air.
    Another problem is there is no music industry anymore. The days of the Top 40 are gone. It's all old rehash and it all gets old. Yeah it was fun when the stations were owned by some local rich guy and each town had their popular DJ's and they were promoting the new songs and the bands coming to town to play. Radio now is about as fun as fucking in a hazmat suit.
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    Also the problem is if someone does have musical talent there is no way to market it now. Sure you can record songs on your computer and throw them on the internet but who's going to know about them? The record labels found the talent and the radio stations promoted them. Sure it was a corrupt system but everything is corrupt but that system gave us a lot of the stuff we loved. The problem is where is the incentive? Sure you can put a band together. Record your stuff on your computer and throw it out on the internet but who is going to find it without marketing? Where is the money going to come from to put you on tour? Where do you even play. Techno music and DJ's have replaced bands in clubs. If you want ass and money become a talented DJ and play the club circuit worldwide. That's the new game.

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    What killed classic rock was the internet. All you can hope for now is to be popular on YouTube and hope you don't get kicked off because you offended someone. It's become a boring world.

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    GAWD, you whining pussies. No one with half a bran listens to terrestrial radio.
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    The Loop signed off before midnight last night with one last song before K-Love Christian contemporary format started. Nice touch by choosing "Highway to Hell" for the finale.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
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    A bran what? Muffin?
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    WBCN in Boston was the major revenue driver behind the clear channel takeover. Then they killed the station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    Another problem is there is no music industry anymore. The days of the Top 40 are gone. It's all old rehash and it all gets old. Yeah it was fun when the stations were owned by some local rich guy and each town had their popular DJ's and they were promoting the new songs and the bands coming to town to play. Radio now is about as fun as fucking in a hazmat suit.
    I don't know about there's no music business anymore... You see the Grammy's and CMT awards shows and there's clearly people making music, selling music and earning a living out there.

    I think the problem here is the Rock genre just isn't at the top of the market anymore... Rock had a great dominate run thru the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. It's pretty hard to top the quality and shear volume of great music from that period. I consider myself lucky to have experienced all that musical greatness and I feel a little sad for the crap today's kids have to choose from that's being marketed to them... But fuck em! We had it great!!
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