Would 50s/60s music be considered Standards today? Would it work on a FM translator of an HD signal or an AM?
50s/60s music is older today than standards/nostalgia was in the 80s.
If someone puts a 70s/80s classic hits format on a real signal (looking at you, CBS and Cox), then Cumulus should put TOC on one of their translators.
Here's the perfect mix IMO:
--Cox flips River from classic rock to true classic hits, maybe a Chuck FM. Is there something people have against airing a 60s-90s "play everything" format in a large market?
--Cumulus takes Rock100.5 straight AOR, combining classic rock, 80s heritage rock, and some new rock, but staying softer than Project.
--CBS takes Dave full alt, maybe (as I have said before) with a more AAA mix during the day and a harder mix in the evening, with retro alt weekends. Maybe throw in some old prog/art rock.
--Cumulus flips Journey to TOC.
--Cumulus finally kills 99X to give Dave some breathing room. Format TBD. Heck, maybe Cumulus's "Storm" classic country format to fill the old flanker role of Y106 for Kicks.
--And while we're at it, CC finally gives in to the inevitable and moves Wild to 105.3 and puts WGST back on 105.7. CC simuls Wild on Art Sutton's Suwanee translator for full metro coverage. CC picks up the 102.9 translator from R1 to simul WGST as well.
Have I missed anything?