JUST THOUGHT I WOULD PRESENT THIS: THERE'S SOMETHING IN IT THAT I LIKE..
This is what I see or hope to see happening for the new year:
92.9 - DaveFM - Leave it. Atlanta is a young city, meaning there are two good-sized university students that like to listen to AAA. Why flip it. There signal is not that bad at all.
93.7 - Good Sports station. I am wondering, however how strong the signal is. It is pretty clear around Perimeter/Ashford-Dunwoody where I am currently located for the weekend.
94.1 - Hot AC - It's Good. Leave it. But seriously, do not air the Falcons games on it. That's for a Classic/Rock station to do if not a SPORTS station...93.7. DUH!
94.9 - The Bull. Leave it. Country Sounds good in a Southern City like Atlanta. But we do have Kicks. Which one do people perfer listening too is the real question to ask and which one can spark more of the listening range.
95.5 - WSB-AM simulcast. Fine. If people want it, Fine.
96.1 - Now, this is the Question: What to do with it? You have WILD 105.7/96.7 where the signal is yucky. It's nothing like a Wild in San Francisco and boy, the way Atlanta is growing these days, you need to have the reasonable yet common sense to put a CHR/Rythmatic Station on a stronger signal. Out of all the Clear Channel Stations Atlanta has, put it on the Damn strongest radio dial and don't touch with it. Yep, that does not include simulcasting it on a weaker one. Too many simulcasting here in Atlanta which is kind of sad. Houston, Chicago, Miami don't simulcast all if it's FM station's to another FM dial. I would put Wild on 96.1 [I am KDM, and I also approve this portion of this entire message!]
97.1 - The River. Well, could make it Classic Hits. The Name really fits well with it. However, you do have 106.7 - which takes the point of it being one. So, I'd say leave it.
97.9 - the Journey. Fine, The signal sucks so...
98.5 - AC - Soft AC - Leave it.
98.9 - 99X - haha, same as 97.9 the Journey.
99.7 - Q100 is a good solid CHR. One thing that bothers me is Billy Bush. Umm, Atlanta needs local and fresh talent during the nighttime not a syndicated guy. Cumulus, be smart here. And yes, I am talking about KRBE too.
100.5 - Drop it. The Formal Replacement? I don't know...
101.5 - Kicks - 2 Country Stations in Atlanta is enough. Leave it.
102.9 - Ok, so another simulcast (sigh). Hmm, from where I am currently in - the signal is reachable. But, 107.9 is not. Hip Hop is very important because of the African American demographics.
103.3 - V103 is a good, solid station. Leave it. Remember folks, it's all about demographics.
104.1 - Yup, Kiss is good. But that's two African American radio station's right next to each other by the dial. So, you could do something with 102.9. Radio needs flavor not repetition.
104.7 - Christian AC. Sure...I guess
105.3 - Ok, Spanish is Good. Need a spanish station. But Would WGST be a better fit on this dial?! I can't really know. But go for Talk, here! Especially Talk will be very important for the upcoming Presidential elections... HINT CLEAR CHANNEL
105.7 - Spanish
106.7 - Oldies/Classic Hits
107. 5 - Bring Smooth Jazz Back, haha. IDC about this one
107.9 - Hot 107.9 - Eh, I don't know
Guys, Atlanta needs more variety. Space out the formats with reasonable ones too. Signal, overall is the most important and will reach more ratings for stations that need the ratings. Hint - WILD/99X..etc.