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Radio Grievance

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Hurdy Gurdy Man, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. DJ Spanky

    DJ Spanky The Lunatic is in my Head

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  2. Mahogany Rush Steve

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    The main problem is that internet radio stations don't appeal to some people, most people buy a radio that tunes into FM so that they can just turn it on, tune in and listen.

    Unfortunately Planet Rock is available nationally on Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and Online, and to some locations via DAB.
    I only have Online, but why Planet Rock is only on Freesat boxes and not Freeview boxes to me is a mystery, I can turn on Freeview and get Kerrang Radio, so it would be great if Planet RocK could get onto Freeview.

    Digital radio (DAB) and internet stations require turning on a PC or similar to get a station.

    Some DAB radio's I've seen have one speaker, how can you listen in stereo with one speaker?

    On the subject of Radio stations, I live in Cornwall and from the interaction with one station I have been told that most stations have playlists, which they basically have to stick to, it would appear that they are paid to play certain tracks.

    A lot of stations don't like to play rock music because of the long tracks, (but we like the long tracks don't we?), so then a lot of bands are forced to make shorter versions so that it can get air play.

    This is one thing that Frank Marino doesn't like, basically he says that a track is that length because that is how long it is, that is how long the song goes on for, why should musicians be forced to shorten a song just because the suits want to make money by playing as many as they can!

    Rock stations on the FM frequency (in the U.K.). you're lucky if you can find one!
     
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  3. Old Dude

    Old Dude I do not suffer fools gladly.

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    Why would anyone say such a thing? One of the things that made classic rock so special was that back in the day, "classic rock" covered a wide range of music, from metal through power ballads, and even singer/songwriters. It wasn't just the radio suits who screwed up classic rock. It was narrow minded fanboys that couldn't accept that classic rock came in many, many flavors.
     
  4. Arkie Malija

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    I guess people that dont know any better get their tunage from terrestrial radio and they get what they deserve. lol
    I for one care less for cupcakes.

    Why would anyone say such a thing? One of the things that made classic rock so special was that back in the day, "classic rock" covered a wide range of music, from metal through power ballads, and even singer/songwriters. It wasn't just the radio suits who screwed up classic rock. It was narrow minded fanboys that couldn't accept that classic rock came in many, many flavors.


    That was back then in the old days. Fast forward to now OD... they've turned deep cuts into Emo shit. We are talking about "free" radio, right? I have nothing bad to say about "internet" radio , thats pick and choose what app/station you like. "No Control" lol

    @Old Dude
    "classic rock came in many, many flavors" And then many of those flavours wore off and are still being run into the ground. To this day theres at least 30 songs that radio has ruined for me. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
     
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  5. doswizard

    doswizard "That Which does Not Kill Us makes Us Stronger!"

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    I listen to free Internet radio on my PC with Linux. It ain't bad if you want something different. Forget about commercial Radio, though. There is simply too much advertisement involved. I gave up on my FM Radio station after Alice Cooper was kicked out of 103.5 The Fox. They don't want real Radio for some real awful reason.
     
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    Remember the olden days when people called in their requests? I remember that on AM and FM music radio. Once I got into an argument with the DJ because he wouldn't (couldn't) play The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses." :grr:
     
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    The above reminds me of American TV when I was last in USA. I think Bruce Springsteen says it all in his song '57 Channels and Nothin On' I was horrified to note as I was settling down to view a show on American TV that suddenly an announcement came on saying 'Now here is a short message' and a commercial came on - This is after the initial credits of the show came on. You poor, poor folks over there to have to go through this ads crap just to view TV! Here in UK we have BBC (which we tend to take for granted) however there are NO commercials and even our other channel ITV which has commercials would not be so cruel and crass as to put on a commercial immediately after the immediate start of a programme. Just goes to show that sometimes there are flaws in a pure capitalist system.
     
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  8. Old Dude

    Old Dude I do not suffer fools gladly.

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    But we don't pay licensing fees to the government for the privilege of watching TV like you lot do. We have some excellent commercial-free networks that we pay to subscribe to, like HBO, Netflix, and many, many more. And we have lots and lots of networks with programs we see for free because they are sponsored by commercials. We also get to see many of your TV programmes over her, both on BBC America (which lately sucks) and our Public Broadcasting System. Frankly, I'm much more appalled by the terrible plots and writing on most television programmes, both American and British, than I am with a little break right after the opening credits to go to the kitchen to get another beer.
     
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    That your use to it says it all. But its true we pay an annual fee for BBC but I think its worth every penny for the quality of the programmes and no commercials!
     
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    Going off on a tangent here...but what's even worse now is that they will shave off scenes from a movie you're watching just so they can show more commercials. They actually do this. They'll find some short scene which isn't important to the plot and remove the scene like it never even existed. And of course no one says anything about it because really...what can you do?
     

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