What is Hot A/C, AC and Soft A/C. The definations keep changing and very according to your age and music tastes. Lots of the old guard of A/C have been pushed off to make way for the newer artists that I would hardly define as A/C but then that's due to my age group and what I'm used to.
What is Hot AC? WPLJ, New York, WBMX, Boston. etc, etc. Top 40 without the rap/hip-hop. Light rap is ok, i.e. Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO, etc. An occasional 80's tune (1 or less an hour), a handful of 90's and heavy on the re-currents. Just peruse the northeast radio dial. Their are Hot AC's everywhere. My homestate, NH only has two chr's and one of those chr's (WJYY) is borderline Hot ac. Check out WKNE, WERZ, WLNH, WGXL all in my homestate. All great Hot Ac's. An excellent example of a local Hot AC is sat fed WKBC 97.3. I personally love the format as a 40 year old guy. Charlotte has two CHR's, two country, two AC's, sometimes 3 when WLNK gets confused., two sports, two Urban AC's, two mexican. It's kind of ridiculous not to have a hot ac. I find myself listening to country alot even though I do like 60% of the music on Kiss and Channel. But when the hip hop comes on, I hit scan.
Ooops...I forgot...TWO classic rock stations!