I heard – and enjoyed- his rant against ranchero and top 40 and his theory that only the stupid love these formats. It’s sad that CBS nixed this entertaining show. LA also lost the very good Indie 103.9 in the same month, which I streamed daily to catch Jonesy’s Jukebox, a huge loss.
I have no interest in listening to KXTE’s ear-bleeding noise and could care less if they switch formats. I turned it off everyday @10 am anyway. now I have no reason to turn it on at all
Sounds like an interesting and entertaining rant. but I would disagree that "only stupid" people listen to Top 40 or Regional Mexican (or any other format for that matter.) Besides advertisers don't care about IQ. My hunch is the AREA 108 audience has one of the higher median IQs of any station in town, yet I doubt there are even close to being one of the top billers.
The music on KXTE is ear bleeding noise to me too. I probably like around 20% of their playlist. I like some of the early 90s grunge and a few select new bands such as Kings of Leon, but I strongly dislike the bulk of what they play,for my tastes it's some of the worst music I have ever heard in my life. But if they are doing well in men 18-34 that's all that matters. Interestingly when they had Howard Stern they were able to carry over 25-54 males into the music dayparts, no matter how hard the music was.