I think V-103 is one of the few stations left in Atlanta that have had pretty much the same format since the heyday of FM in the late 70's (since they switched from PLO). I am amazed that corporate radio hasn't took a crap on them like they have every other station they touch. They do their best to target their market, and that means playing hip-hop which is IN these days. I am not a hip-hop dude but you can't say they shouldn't be playing hip-hop tracks today, they want to keep their long time hold on their demo. They're evolving with the times. They are one of the few FM's left that have real live talent, and put themselves "out there" locally. I remember back in the 80's when other Atlanta stations in other formats did that before got sold out to the corporate swine. Personally I guess because I am a 32 year old white old ------ according to some I don't care for hip-hop, but admittedly I've found myself listening to the Quiet Storm when I'm pissed off which happens alot lately. (Also found myself listening to Kiss 104.1 as alot of "old school" R&B were top-40 hits I grew up listening to on "Atlanta's Hit Radio Z-93" in the late 70's and 80's as a kid. I guess I am old.)
As far as Jena 6 I hear alot of fellow white folks just wishing that people would stop talking about it. Yeah, let's sweep racism and bigotry under the rug like we do all our issues in the US, like lack of a real health care system, open borders, dead soldiers for oil profits, illegal aliens, terrorism- it will just go away right? Oh no someone is going to call me a Mike Malloy but so what. Reality is bigotry and racism is alive and well in 2007. Sad it takes something like Jena 6 to force us to deal with it. Seems alot of us white people are so pissed off we always have to want to start fights with someone for no reason at all. I remember seeing a slogan painted on the side of a building in the 1979 film "Being There" and it read:
"America aint s**t because the white man has a God complex" sad to say I have to say that's true. It's almost sickening to me. What makes me more sick is how we treat other human beings of all races, like corporate radio ownership takes the biggest mother lode crap on a once beautiful industry, it seems America likes taking a crap on any minority or anyone who doesn't hold the same ideologies.
If I chose to be a bigot (growing up in "redeck" Smyrna I was exposed to plenty of mouthbreathing inbreds) I would never have even met some of the kindest REAL genuine people who just happen to be a little darker than myself, nor met some of the most beautiful women in my life who have incredible curves and don't have to get skin cancer with a fake tan- but hey that's me I choose to see people for who they are. I am so glad my late mother taught me well.
DAMN, you on point bruh! The Jena 6 situation was the wake up call for racism in 2007. I wonder how many stations in ATL actually covered or mentioned it besides the Urban stations? I know for a fact 95.5 The Beat didn't and they supposed to be the #1 Hip-Hop station. GO FIGURE