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Old 11-07-2005, 03:57 PM   #31
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I agree but disagree. Sure LOC can be improved... you can say that about any channel on Sirius. But for me, living in conservative Cincinnati Ohio, it's a godsend for the alt/indie/college fan. Theres nothing on FM in this area that can even come close.
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:18 PM   #32
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If LoC's mix of artists was combined with XMU's depth, we might have something.
Yeah, that would be excellent.
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:14 AM   #33
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I think it might be fun if we suggested songs for the playlist. I've tried emailing Pappy with suggestions, but to no avail.

Those who support the current LOC format might tell those like me, who want to hear more deep catalog, to get an mp3 player. I already have one stocked with my favorites, but one thing it can't do is play great tracks I'm not already familar with. That's what radio is for.

Anyway, off the top of my head, here are a handful of great radio-friendly, instantly catchy, catalog indie tracks I think would sound teriffic on LOC. LOC already plays many of these artists but so few of their songs.

The Flaming Lips - Waiting for Superman
The Lucksmiths - Smokers in Love
The Pernice Brothers - Clear Spot
Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream
Magnetic Fields - Smoke and Mirrors
Crooked Fingers - New Drink for the Old Drunk
Cat Power - Nude as the News
Wilco - Candy Floss
Hefner - Love Will Destroy Us in the End
Bonny Prince Billy - Just To See My Holly Home
Damien Jurado - Paper Wings
Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube
Mountain Goats - No Children
New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant
Her Space Holiday - Sleeping Pills
Smog - Bathysphere
Decemberists - July, July!
Mary Lou Lord - His Indie World
East River Pipe - Silhouette Town
Scud Mountain Boys- Cigarette Sandwich
Aislers Set - The Red Door
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:51 PM   #34
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Your list is good, but why limit it to certain songs? I'm in favor of as broad a selection of music as possible from relevant bands.

The L.O.C. programmer should just peruse the most recent reviews at Pitchforkmedia.com or the latest playlists at KEXP.org for all sorts of additional artist choices.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:24 AM   #35
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Prymel, I agree, play whole catalogues. This was just saying, here are some especially catchy, radio-friendly indie songs from big indie artists that would be no-brainers to add to the tiny playlist.

Ideally (mostly) whole catalogues would be in the mix, with just certain songs weighted more heavily.
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:38 PM   #36
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It's not that LOC sucks (it doesn't), I agree with others that it could be so much more than it is. Yes, compared to my FM offerings in West Michigan, LOC is a Godsend. But, there is so much great new music that rarely, if ever, gets played. Previous posters have noted many such omission. I have been clamoring for them to play anything from Stars "Set Yourself of Fire" for so long that I have plain given up. "Ageless Beauty" from the CD could not be more radio friendly.
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Listen to KEXP online for a reasonable length of time. After that, I'd challenge anyone to say that LOC or XMU don't suck.
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:41 PM   #38
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Left of Center is ok, but not anywhere near as good as they could be. Too repettitive and not very exploritory if you ask me.

I love SIRIUS, but if you want to listen a good college radio station that is on 24 hrs a day, tune into RADIO 1190 out of Boulder, CO. They have a good stream and I promise you won't be disappointed.
http://www.radio1190.org/

They truly are the best independent music station around.
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:48 AM   #39
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I agree but disagree. Sure LOC can be improved... you can say that about any channel on Sirius. But for me, living in conservative Cincinnati Ohio, it's a godsend for the alt/indie/college fan. Theres nothing on FM in this area that can even come close.
RIP WOXY.
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At least they're still streaming online at woxy.com
For those of iPods or MP3 players, WOXY.com offers podcasts through it's website and iTunes. I'm listening to the Unsigned@WOXY.com podcast now.
I have been unable to find an "indie" station currently broadcasting over-the-air or online that beats 97x @ woxy.com. A truly independent station with "the world's largest modern rock library." They've won many awards for their excellent programming and are frequently mentioned in magazines for being one of the last great radio stations.

Try listening online at work or home and compare to LOC. You'll be impressed.
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Can you listen to archived music on WOXY? I skimmed over the site, and it wasn't apparent to me how that can be done, if it's even possible?
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nope. no archived music due to licensing costs and the RIAA. you can only listen live. I'd recommend grabbing a new version of Winamp and listening to the 48k AAC+ stream – it provides higher quality than 128k MP3 and eats less bandwidth.

look forward to a 3GPP AAC+ stream for mobile phones in the future.
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I'm confused, if there are licensing and RIAA restrictions, how come KEXP Seattle is able to maintain and stream two weeks of archived programs, at high bitrates to boot? Does their status as a listener-supported station have anything to do with it?
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KEXP has global listener support and is operated on behalf of the University of Washington. They've got loads of financial support. The same goes for KCRW.

WOXY was resurrected online thanks to a few anonymous donors who provided a large sum of money to keep the station alive.
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Apologies, I know this is veering off topic, but I'm uncertain why the support structure has any impact on licensing or the RIAA? Does being an arm of a university exempt KEXP/KCRW and similar stations from restrictions or potential lawsuits? One could create a nice little music library from the KEXP streams, with good sound.

At any rate, LoC could learn a thing or three from any of these stations.
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