Thursday, September 6, 2012

Atlanta Radio - Format Changes are the Final Straw

I typically don't use my blog to vent, I'd rather focus on the fun and exciting parts of life, but I've had it at this point.  Atlanta Radio and I are breaking up.  It's been a long time coming and the past week was the final straw.

The good thing about Radio, and I'm in advertising so I know a little bit about what I'm talking about, is that is is free and there is a variety of stations in every market so all demographics have something to listen to.  Things are changing here in Atlanta and I will no longer listen to my radio, I'm switching to Internet radio at all times.  (Which is sad because I'm really only in the car for 10 min in the morning and 10 min in the evening.)

My previous station line up was like this:  Top 40, Top 40, Adult Rock, Rock, 80s/90s.  Those were my presets on my car stereo.  Of those five stations, three have now switched formats - one to news/talk and the other two to Top 40.  I'd list it all out for you, but it's too complicated and really, it doesn't matter - the good stations are gone.

Really Atlanta, we need that may stations playing Nikki Minaj (gross), Justin Beiber (I've never listened to a full song) or Goyte (will he ever go away)?  I really enjoyed my 80s music now and then, I enjoyed some acoustic rock music on a Sunday morning.  And these two stations didn't have an annoying morning show, they actually played music.   When my sister was in town for my wedding we jammed to 80s and 90s music all weekend.

Luckily I have an amazing husband and months ago he fixed my car so I can play music from my iphone through my car stereo.  Pandora and I are great friends.  Nothing like free radio.  And you know what, my Adult Rock or 80s station won't be taken away from me.

I guess there is a reason why people like Country Music, those stations aren't going anywhere.

1 comment:

  1. omg...I hate the radio. I only ever listen to my ipod and cringe if I don't have it in the car with me!!