Thanks for noticing the mistake on the web site. I am told it will be corrected. I liked your observations.
Thanks. I didn't mean to come across as a pain about it, but it's important that the station name appears correctly. As of now, it is corrected.
A couple of my own. 1. It takes smaller radio groups more time to get web sites up and streaming. Remember Clear Channel et al are already set up to do web sites. It's just the way it is.
OK, but four months is still a bit long to get the website up... even if it is a small group.
2. I have no problem with the streaming.
Unfortunately, the computer I am currently using is connected to the Internet through a dial-up modem; since the stream is 64 kbps (I believe), I just can't listen to it without drops or skipping. Oh well.
3. My sources tell me that given the current signal they felt the station needed to be presented as clearly what it was ... an oldies station. 4. Jones and the station's positioning statement is "the greates hits of all time" ... the station name is "Oldies 106.1". I am told it was not done to retain the older mix audience.
OK. But, why, all over the website, does it say that the station plays the 50's, 60's, and 70's, when it is rare that even a pre-'64 cut is heard? If they want to call it a traditional oldies station that plays songs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, that's fine, but their playlist doesn't reflect that statement which appears on the website. Last night during Sunday Night at the Beach, I heard a sweeper that says, "Charlotte's Oldies Station --- Oldies 106.1." Hopefully, the station doesn't air sweepers touting the 50's as part of the mix, as that would be misleading.
5. you think the logo is a rip off? I don't know. the question I think should be, does it work for an oldies station in Charlotte.
Yep. I do. It's the WODS logo with some slight changes in font, but the basic logo is extremely similar. It probably would stand out on a billboard, though, and the colors are bright, so from an advertising standpoint, the logo probably will work. But, there needs to be advertising to showcase the logo. Most listeners probably don't even know what it looks like because the website just got launched, and apparently, there hasn't been a lot of advertising.
6. I am told by my sources to expect a surprise from this group the 1st week in July and again the 1st week in August. Stay tuned. I'm out.
A live jock or two would probably be too much to ask for, but I was listening to an old aircheck of Boomer on Magic 96.1 in July of 2002, and the guy just had it. He had the genuine energy and enthusiasm - perfect for an oldies station. The Eggman was also great. Those two are sorely missed in Charlotte radio, and I'm sure it's not just by me. *sigh* Oh, well. At least "the oldies" are back in Charlotte proper, regardless of the station, its owners, and its signal strength.