Frankie hasn't changed in 10 years but Rocky and Sue sound stale? Sounds to me like OldRadioGuy has an Entercom issue not a discerning ear. Even the original post sounds suspect. "I've been away but..."? Please.
No issue with Entercom. I spent three years living in Mountain Top while taking care of my aging mother. When she passed, I moved. Sadly, I was in NEPA for another funeral and took in the radio scene while in town. Let me clarify my statement because I was being a little too PC.
Frankie is Frankie. It's no surprise that he sounds the same. Consistency works in the AC world and Frankie has been incredibly consistent.
Rocky and Sue? If I'm being blunt, stale isn't the word I would use. Sue sounds out of place on the show. Rocky sounds good. There is a girl named Lisa who is ok. It just feels like a situation where they added somebody young to the mix to freshen things up because they can't move Sue to a more appropriate format for her "experience" level.
Truth be told, anyone who has lived in NEPA knows that the market is unique. What sounds old and crunchy outside of NEPA might be warm, cozy, and familiar in NEPA.
Again, I have no gripe with Entercom or Rocky and Sue. Sue just sounds old. Sadly, I sound old. It happens when you get old! I thought I sounded cool on the air till about 40. Now, as I approach 60, the rare jock shifts I do remind me of my mortality.
Am I jealous that they are still doing mornings on a top 40? Maybe I am. Who knows? I'm going to shut up and wait a few years for my senior citizen's discounts to start kicking in.