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The Breeze one year later

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BKRPDM
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The Breeze one year later

Post by BKRPDM » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:56 pm

Any thoughts on 98.7, as it’s has been a year since the demise of AMP?

IMO, it sounded the best last December, when the playlist was probably at its broadest.



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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by WZRC 1067 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:40 am

It's nice having an actual AC station, not one that plays nickleback, Auto tuned country, and rap.


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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by MrTaterSalad » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:35 am

The one major flaw of the station is their afternoon drive host. Having Chris Edmonds or Kevin O'Neill would be markedly better than Ian Richards, who sounds out of place on such a station. Ian would be a great fit on a Channel 955 or 96.3 WDVD, but on an AC station, why Entercom hasn't made a real effort (and maybe that have) to bring in one of Kevin or Chris is beyond me.



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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:41 am

The best thing going for the Breeze right now is it’s advertisers.

One particular. BJ’s Grocery Store.

Who doesn’t like BJ’s? Everyone loves BJ’s! The world needs more BJ’s!



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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by Willie108 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:16 pm

Is their music still speeded up??



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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by BKRPDM » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:53 pm

Who is Smokey Rivers? He’s listed as 3-7pm talent on the Breeze....



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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by non-anon bob » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:32 pm

New jock, effective today. Wonder what happened with Ian Richards?


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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:27 pm

Budget cuts, I suspect.

Entercom has been firing air talent left and right across the country.

Looks like they have fired - or are about to fire - multiple staffers at Star 94 in Atlanta as well.


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by MrTaterSalad » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:16 pm

Night time host Frank Williams Jr. was also let go at 99.5.



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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:35 pm

True. That was announced a few weeks ago. Too bad; I liked his style a lot.

Why the fuck anyone would want to get into on-air work in FM radio is beyond me. The pay is shit, the job security is non-existent, you are asked to wear multiple hats, and the industry is dying.


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:38 pm



Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by Mega Hertz » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:24 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:35 pm
True. That was announced a few weeks ago. Too bad; I liked his style a lot.

Why the fuck anyone would want to get into on-air work in FM radio is beyond me. The pay is shit, the job security is non-existent, you are asked to wear multiple hats, and the industry is dying.
Bingo. I spoke to a former colleague just last week. They told me that it's even harder to make it, even with all those years experience.

I've toyed with the idea of trying to get back in for fun, but never to make a living. I've tried explaining to her that the days of full air staffs, live/local DJs, things like that are over. For every Mojo or Jay Towers or Mike Valenti, there's 100 people on the beach, or begging to get a job delivering the mail just to get in the building. To hell with it. There's no point anymore. You're better off joining Lynyrd Skynyrd, Guns N Roses, or the Detroit Pistons for better job security.


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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by Bryce » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:36 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:24 pm

I've toyed with the idea of trying to get back in for fun, but never to make a living.
Podcast????

I'll contribute a "quote of the week" segment. :)


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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by Mega Hertz » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:03 pm

Bryce wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Mega Hertz wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:24 pm

I've toyed with the idea of trying to get back in for fun, but never to make a living.
Podcast????

I'll contribute a "quote of the week" segment. :)
Oh, geez, Bryce...that is SOOOOOO 2012 ;)

It's almost 2020 and I've yet to even check out any podcasts. It's more "choice fatigue" than anything.

On topic, I have few qualms with 98.7 other than more Christmas music. It's head and shoulders above what came before it.


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Re: The Breeze one year later

Post by non-anon bob » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:41 am

Did "Smokey Rivers" and "Dusty Rhodes" come from the same polluted town? These air-names are TOO fake!


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