Were I programming a country-music station, even if it was a “new country” outlet, I would have had my station play a couple of Glen Campbell songs right after news of his death was announced, and perhaps one Campbell song every half-hour for the rest of the day and evening today (August 8th).
After all, I do consider him (and I’m not that big of a country-music fan) one of the true “giants” of country music.
But checking the playlists of Boston’s two country-music stations (WKLB-102.5 and WBWL-101.7) as posted on their websites, neither station has (as of this writing, 6:10 P.M. EDT) played one Campbell song since news of his death broke.
The Nash icon outlet in Worcester (WORC-98.9), again as posted on that station’s website, did play Campbell’s “Southern Nights” at 5:01 P.M. EDT, a half-hour or so after news of his death broke. I suspect WORC was carrying a “Nash Icon” network feed, so other Nash Icon stations likely also played that song at the same time.
Have any other country-music stations (or even oldies/classic hits stations, since many of Camobell’s country hits crossed-over to the mainstream pop charts) done on-air tributes to Campbell??
It is a shame that commercial radio stations can’t break format for a short time to pay tribute to a music icon who just passed away. I am only aware that Don Tandler on his Pop Gold Radio played a long set of Glen Campbell songs at 7 PM EDT.