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Hard Rock/Metal Radio

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TheForce
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Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by TheForce » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Is there much money to be had in hard rock/metal radio? I just don't hear many stations that are dedicated to this genre...I'm not talking about the Disturbed's, Linkin Park's, Theory of a Deadman's, etc...I'm talking about having bands like W.A.S.P., Exodus, Sepultura, etc on a regular rotation. If lack of money is the reason these types of stations aren't around, how would such a station fare? I would personally love this but it's not up to me. Actually a Hair Nation format would be just peachy.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by k8jd » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:03 pm

JD Opinion Time
Since media is generally aimed at the formats that are predicted to have the most listeners and the max $$$ from advertizments, I expect the extremes of music I.E, hard metal on one end and classical on the other end , of the musical spectrum would not have much chance to be broadcast on commercial stations.
I recall WABX in Detroit, in the 1960's, had adopted an "unformatted" format of some very modern "acid rock" music that was shunned by the top 40 format rockers as too extreme. It did not last long, advertizers with serious funding stayed away in droves and the music went away. Eventually this music creeped into the top 40 playlists and was accepted. Record sales trumped "standards of decency".
TODAY, The government sponsored stations like School owned or NPR and CBC network members do have some edgy and "experimental" music on late at night sometimes. Maybe this is what you wanted ?



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by sfpcc » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:07 am

One of the last times I was in LA there was a station called KNAC that kind of sounds like the station you described. I don't know long that format lasted. This was December of 1988.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by TheForce » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:47 am

KNAC.com has a live stream.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by phillyb » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:08 pm

TheForce wrote:KNAC.com has a live stream.
KNAC lives on only as a website. KNAC-FM, the actual radio station, changed format and probably call letters several years ago.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Good Topic, I was listening to old air checks of Z rock the other day. My dream format would be older 80s metal and hard rock with some 90s stuff mixed in. No Vanhalen, Aerosmith, and 80s butt rock at a minimum.

Bands like Iron Maiden, Merciful fate, Tony Martin era Black Sabbath, Pantera, even getting into like STP's Core album or Alice in chains. I know this would probably sell no ad's but its fun to think about.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by TheForce » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:39 am

I just feel some genres are under represented on the airwaves. There are always lots of country, classic rock, and pop stations. But really no metal stations. It's pretty much the same for music award shows. Metalheads are just as loyal to their genre as a country and pop is to theirs.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:40 pm

Right, as for rock stations its the same old tired worn out stuff... give it up already! I like older metal myself, not so much the new stuff. Lamb of god, Cannibal corpse, stuff like that is a bit too much for me. However, the Genre cant seem to find a home on mainstream radio. It would be cool if like 106.7 The D, would at least do like a Fri-sat night classic metal show. Introduce some people to some of those older 80s and 90s bands that just don't seem to see the light of day.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by BFSEsq » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:44 pm

1027BrianFM wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:40 pm
It would be cool if like 106.7 The D, would at least do like a Fri-sat night classic metal show. Introduce some people to some of those older 80s and 90s bands that just don't seem to see the light of day.
That seems like it could really work.



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:53 pm

Maiden, King Diamond, Pantera, older megadeth, slayer, some older lesser known tracks from Metallica , anthrax, WASP, Tony Martin era Black Sabbath, Helloween, etc...



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by k8jd » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:24 pm

102.7 is still 50,000 W WPZR Gospel from the east suburbs of Detroit , Well heard in this Metro area, all the way down
to Toledo..



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by Fingerboard Corners » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:08 pm

102.7 is still 50,000 W WPZR Gospel from the east suburbs of Detroit , Well heard in this Metro area, all the way down
to Toledo.
Did you see this application to move WPZR West?

https://fccdata.org/?facid=&call=wpzr&c ... type=LICEN



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Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

Post by sfpcc » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:18 pm

Actually I always wanted to hear a Rock / AOR station that plays a lot of somewhat obscure 70's rock. Bands you never heard of or barely on Detroit such as Budgie, Wishbone Ash, Nazareth songs that aren't Hair Of The Dog or Love Hurts, Trapeeze, Pentagram, White Witch, basically a lot of deep cuts.



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