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106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by 48125er » Sun May 28, 2017 6:53 pm

I agree with the other posters that Cool-FM is far better, too bad that can't be on 88.7, it'd probably garner a 1.5-2.0 on average if it was.

I wonder if the brew in Grand Rapids will go a similar route like 106.7 did.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by stopnswop2 » Sun May 28, 2017 7:28 pm

I have to agree, this is a very bad attempt at variety hits.
I love Cool FM, they focus on the 60s-90s mostly and a good mix of genres.
I do miss their Lite-FM format tho

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by Steve79 » Mon May 29, 2017 10:10 am

I hope they add more pop hits (70's,80's 90's)..... Throw in some motown, a Frank Sinatra hit every now and then, with a sprinkle of re-current songs. That is a true Variety hits station!
My question is will they stay on the track they're on now and be a "rock hits of the 80's, 90's and 70's" station like they were under the Alice 106.7/106.7 The Drive branding.... or will they eventually add the above to the playlist?

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by 1027BrianFM » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:41 am

This almost sounds like Alice 2.0, to a tee. I remember when Alice first launched, it took over 6 months to get an air staff in place and it was a very repetitive playlist. We shall see how long this lasts.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by senpaisai » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:53 am

windsor wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 9:53 am
I think listners wanted a more deep cuts classic rock format, whos not tired of hearing crazy train and walk this way for the zillionth time.
This, this, 1000x this ... :)

Personally, my favorite genre is classic/melodic/progressive rock and metal with some 80s new wave tossed in there to break the monotony, but if I were running an active rock station I'd have a cut-off point: NOTHING BEFORE 1990! Ever. Period. That's the territory of classic rock - let them own it. If an active rock station wants to play something from Kansas, it's gotta be off an album between 1995's "Freaks Of Nature" and 2015's "The Prelude Implicit" and that is it. Stop insulting the listeners by beating 'em over the freakin' head with "Carry On" and "Dust In The Wind" for the upteenth time. Same with Styx - if an active rock station with a 1990 cut off point wants to play Styx, it's gonna be off an album between 1990s "Edge Of The Century" and 2017's "The Mission" - period. "Come Sail Away" needs to climb back into its douche-canoe, cry me a river, and float the heck away from me! :P

Now for classic rock, there's room for that stuff but I would run a classic rock station under the "Everyday Is Two For Tuesday" format but with the similar cut-off points: a band that's been around for 40+ years can only have one track from their first 20 years played followed up by a track from their last 20 years. Under such a scenario, a station under this format could play "Power" by Kansas and follow it up with "Crowded Isolation" or "Rhythm In The Spirit" or even "Distant Vision" off some of their recent albums - surprising the crap out of their listeners in the process without having resorted to beating 'em over the head with the "hits" again. People are tired of the "hits" - they want their boredom and monotony busted and broken. They also wouldn't mind being reminded of a song they had forgotten a band had actually recorded. When's the last time a station played "The Backroom Boys" by Nazareth and you had to pull over and stare at your radio agape thinking, "WowoOOOW! I forgot they did that song!" :)

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:46 pm

Same with Styx - if an active rock station with a 1990 cut off point wants to play Styx, it's gonna be off an album between 1990s "Edge Of The Century" and 2017's "The Mission" - period. "Come Sail Away" needs to climb back into its douche-canoe, cry me a river, and float the heck away from me! :P
There is not a single Active Rock station anywhere in the U.S. that plays Styx, and extremely few play Kansas.

I cannot speak for Canadian stations, though.
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Post by 1027BrianFM » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:41 pm

If I'm wrong I'm wrong here but I got a feeling this is going to tank. This is as dry and boring of a station as it gets.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:50 pm

The station just sounds kinda stuck in neutral. I was hoping for further evolution in the playlist, but none has been had to date. At least a couple songs an hour should be from a genre other than rock.

The lack of disc jockeys make this station sound bland.

Of course, I thought the same of Doug-FM, and that station was quite successful for a number of years.
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Post by 1027BrianFM » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 pm

Doug at least played something interesting now and then , not the best station but not the worst either. This is so bland it makes salt less Ritz crackers seem full of flavor.

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Post by BKRPDM » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:36 am

Shouldn't it be "We'll play anything!", vs "We play anything"?. It sounds grammatically odd. The station sounds like something some 8th graders put together in school, given that they only had some CDs from their parents' basement to use as a playlist.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by 1027BrianFM » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:30 pm

:lol True

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by LouPerry » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:21 pm

They saw a niche in the market and went and covered it. Smart.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:08 pm

And that niche is what exactly? To play the same burnt to a crisp, worn out tunes that 2 or 3 other stations are playing? The D sounds too "white" from a music standpoint. For those of you old enough to remember, try to imagine what CKLW would have sounded like without the soul / R&B. Or, in more recent history, the short lived train wreck that was "Star 97".

I have yet to hear anything that qualifies for "anything" on 106.7 The D.
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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by 1027BrianFM » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:28 pm

Exactly, Blondie- one way or another, Styx- come sail away, Boston- More then a feeling, Barenaked ladys- one week, I could be very happy never to hear any of those songs ever again.

I know its I-fart but they might better off in the long haul going sports if they actually put some money into getting it going.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by Steve79 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:41 am

if its true that they can't add too much pop so they don't cannibalize WNIC, then they are in the same boat as when they were 106-7 the beat..... They eventually added more currants and re-currants.... they started stepping on WKQI's toes.... So what can they do music wise?

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by tommyz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 am

Absolutely Awful...the station was "decent" and id listen...Now, it sucks...Just took it off my preset stations

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by senpaisai » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:17 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:46 pm
There is not a single Active Rock station anywhere in the U.S. that plays Styx, and extremely few play Kansas.

I cannot speak for Canadian stations, though.
Point taken. I don't know how much stroke/influence/staying power Lawrence Gowan still has in his native land. But considering he's been in Styx for 20 years now, it may be enough keep his solo material and Styx on Canadian stations. American classic rock bands and artists seem to have more success (and airplay) there than they do here.

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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:41 pm

106.7 is now including some rhythmic oldies and even some 80s and 90s pop hits in its playlist. Still a heavily rock leaning station, but not as much as before.

The tweaks made this week shift 106.7 a little closer to 104.3 on the musical spectrum.

I'm adding 106.7 back to my presets. I like these moves.
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Re: 106.7 The D flips to Rock-based Variety Hits

Post by Y M Ionhere » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:11 pm

48125er wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:53 pm
I agree with the other posters that Cool-FM is far better, too bad that can't be on 88.7, it'd probably garner a 1.5-2.0 on average if it was.

I wonder if the brew in Grand Rapids will go a similar route like 106.7 did.
I live just outside of Ferndale so the "Community Radio" overpowers it and reception on 95.1 is non-existant in some of the areas i drive in. I also cant get it below ground-level. 696 from ferndale to Southfield, for example.

I was noticing their playlist was not only getting very tight, but i was starting to hear the same songs around the same time every day.

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Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:49 am

Wanted to give kudos to Radio Sucks; his or her prediction came true! ☺

Also, I notice the station now refers to itself as "The New" 106-7 The D in liners. They didn't include that qualifier until this week, I think.
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