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Old 11-08-2005, 10:41 PM   #31
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This one is easy for me too. My FM station dumped me and went urban.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #32
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For me Knac 105.5 was dumped for a spanish format station. Was it greed or did the owner really need money? Hair nation has taken away the pain!
Well, I think hairnation is not even as good as KNAC or Pirate Radio ever was. I listening the day KNAC got yanked for latino music...it all came down to how much money was to be made....greed.

Hairnation is good but they have a long way to go before they will be worthy of a true metal station. There are many artists that missing from the playlist that need to be included.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:40 PM   #33
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I had to switch because Minneapolis only has one rock station 93X and NO alternative. I can't understand why... 93X is the WORST Rock station I have ever heard. How can they play Warrant and Tool back to back? This station is trying to be everything rock to all people. Also, they play more commercials then any station. Everytime I turn it on COMMERCIALS. After listening to is crap for 1 year I had to get Satellite Radio.

Though Octane is good, but they make many of the mistake free radio does. Small playlists and REPETATIVE. Octane has to play the same set of older songs once a day. They could learn something from SQUIZZ.

But there are 3-4 rock station I can listen to on Sirius, so I hardly ever can't find something on.
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:52 PM   #34
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This one is easy for me too. My FM station dumped me and went urban.
haha, that happened around here too... a station around here called Y100, which was philly's alternative station, not really one that I cared to listen to because it mostly just played crappy emo and mall rock, and boring yuppy alternative shit that i dont care for (coldplay, dave matthews, REM, counting crows, etc...), but, earlier this year it got changed over to a hip-hop/R&B station, and it is now "100.3 The Beat", lmao, oh what those Clear Channel bastards can do...

as if playing Dashboard Confessional & Hoobastank 24-7 wasnt bad enough, now you turn it on and you get 50 Cent & P Diddy 24-7....

i dont give a shit either way though, Y100 sucked, 100.3 The Beat sucks, all FM radio sucks
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:22 AM   #35
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For me Knac 105.5 was dumped for a spanish format station. Was it greed or did the owner really need money? Hair nation has taken away the pain!
Well, I think hairnation is not even as good as KNAC or Pirate Radio ever was. I listening the day KNAC got yanked for latino music...it all came down to how much money was to be made....greed.

Hairnation is good but they have a long way to go before they will be worthy of a true metal station. There are many artists that missing from the playlist that need to be included.
If you were on the other board right now, they would tell you that KNAC got yanked because there were not enough listeners to justify that type of music. In my own opinion, KNAC is a cross between Hair nation, Buzzsaw, and Hard attack. There will never be another KNAC , but Sirius has healed the pain! And to those who think that there are not enough metalheads around, there are still cars driving around Los angeles with KNAC stickers on them!
PS: Hair nation blows away pirate radio easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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And to those who think that there are not enough metalheads around, there are still cars driving around Los angeles with KNAC stickers on them!
knac, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on why there are so few over-the-air metal staions if the fan base is so large.

I'm from Maryland & Baltimore's suburbs have the perfect metal demographic - tons of lower middle class whites (please, no one take offense at my gross generalization - I realize that's all it is). Yet metal stations have never been able to stick here.

Do you think it's an ad-rate thing - that maybe advertisers think that the buying power of this demographic just doesn't warrant supporting an all-metal station?
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:06 AM   #37
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And to those who think that there are not enough metalheads around, there are still cars driving around Los angeles with KNAC stickers on them!
knac, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on why there are so few over-the-air metal staions if the fan base is so large.

I'm from Maryland & Baltimore's suburbs have the perfect metal demographic - tons of lower middle class whites (please, no one take offense at my gross generalization - I realize that's all it is). Yet metal stations have never been able to stick here.

Do you think it's an ad-rate thing - that maybe advertisers think that the buying power of this demographic just doesn't warrant supporting an all-metal station?
Yeah, why isn't there any metal stations? Ad agencies create these demographic profiles that "claim" metal isn't popular and companies end up not wanting to sell their products on a metal station. And then radio stations end up wanting to change their focus on the genre's that these profiles claim are popular. And record companies end up doing the same thing.

What's wrong with demographic profiling? New metal albums continue to go Platinum even though the profiles say this music won't sell -- Def Leppard? Metallica??? When these companies create these profiles, they can only use a small sample of the population. 1 person's opinion ends up representing over 1,000,000 people! This is the same dumb ass thinking that got the original Star Trek cancelled in the 60's. It doesn't work and they should know better by now!
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:10 AM   #38
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And to those who think that there are not enough metalheads around, there are still cars driving around Los angeles with KNAC stickers on them!
knac, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on why there are so few over-the-air metal staions if the fan base is so large.

I'm from Maryland & Baltimore's suburbs have the perfect metal demographic - tons of lower middle class whites (please, no one take offense at my gross generalization - I realize that's all it is). Yet metal stations have never been able to stick here.

Do you think it's an ad-rate thing - that maybe advertisers think that the buying power of this demographic just doesn't warrant supporting an all-metal station?
I would advertise on a metal/rock station any day. The POP/HIP HOP channels have young kids listening, who last I know have yet to purchase one single car add, or a medical insurance add, or care to hear about the local supermarket sale on milk and cheese.

Consultants are another issue. They sale the fact that females are the targeted listener, loud and over processed audio is what needs to be heard, and to play the pop/kiddy music.

Why doesn't a metal station last around your area? Its NOT because there are not enough listeners for metal/rock music, its POOR programming, silly DJ's that laugh and talk and laugh some more, its NO music in the mornings, commercials after commercials and if your lucky 1 song every 30 minutes. Talking over music and playing songs 2% faster allowing for more commercials and talk.

These listeners have given up and now are on Sirius Satellite Radio.
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:56 AM   #39
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And to those who think that there are not enough metalheads around, there are still cars driving around Los angeles with KNAC stickers on them!
knac, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on why there are so few over-the-air metal staions if the fan base is so large.

I'm from Maryland & Baltimore's suburbs have the perfect metal demographic - tons of lower middle class whites (please, no one take offense at my gross generalization - I realize that's all it is). Yet metal stations have never been able to stick here.

Do you think it's an ad-rate thing - that maybe advertisers think that the buying power of this demographic just doesn't warrant supporting an all-metal station?
Im very sorry you fell this way. Please check out this article on KNAC.
http://www.knactribute.com/knacart.html
You see KNAC was a very profitable radio station that fell victim to the real estate market back in 95, at the hight of alternative music mind you.
I have been Participating and listening to this type of music since 1983, and I have never considered myself lower middle class. I also have friends who are black and latino who enjoy Heavy metal and all pure rock music!
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:55 AM   #40
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I liked KNAC before it went metal. When it was the thinking person's new wave alternative to schlocky KROQ.
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haha, that happened around here too... a station around here called Y100, which was philly's alternative station, not really one that I cared to listen to because it mostly just played crappy emo and mall rock, and boring yuppy alternative shit that i dont care for (coldplay, dave matthews, REM, counting crows, etc...), but, earlier this year it got changed over to a hip-hop/R&B station, and it is now "100.3 The Beat", lmao, oh what those Clear Channel bastards can do...

as if playing Dashboard Confessional & Hoobastank 24-7 wasnt bad enough, now you turn it on and you get 50 Cent & P Diddy 24-7....

i dont give a shit either way though, Y100 sucked, 100.3 The Beat sucks, all FM radio sucks
HAHA . . . thats exactly the radio station I was talking about. I loved that station, and it left while I was at school. That was the last straw . . . I got tired of being told what to listen to.
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I liked KNAC before it went metal. When it was the thinking person's new wave alternative to schlocky KROQ.
Funny how people remember "PURE ROCK 105.5 KNAC" and not "new wave knac"!
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haha, that happened around here too... a station around here called Y100, which was philly's alternative station, not really one that I cared to listen to because it mostly just played crappy emo and mall rock, and boring yuppy alternative shit that i dont care for (coldplay, dave matthews, REM, counting crows, etc...), but, earlier this year it got changed over to a hip-hop/R&B station, and it is now "100.3 The Beat", lmao, oh what those Clear Channel bastards can do...

as if playing Dashboard Confessional & Hoobastank 24-7 wasnt bad enough, now you turn it on and you get 50 Cent & P Diddy 24-7....

i dont give a shit either way though, Y100 sucked, 100.3 The Beat sucks, all FM radio sucks
HAHA . . . thats exactly the radio station I was talking about. I loved that station, and it left while I was at school. That was the last straw . . . I got tired of being told what to listen to.
haha, awesome another philly person here- oo u live in Lansdale, cool I live in Plymouth, you're not too far from me
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Local top rock,metal station hear is ok. What I really couldn't stand was where I worked in a shop where everyones radio is on that station everyday you hear the same songs at the same time of the day and so on that drove me nuts. Atleast on Sirius one day Hard Attack another day Octane Hair Nation Buzzsaw... nice you can mix it up.
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I have no favorite FM channel in West Michigan. They all suck. I lived near Chicago for many years and loved WXRT but having even one decent channel would not be enough for me so I would still likely have sat radio.
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